Join the YouthLine Team!
By volunteering with YouthLine, you will give help and hope to peers going through a hard time. Plus, there’s free snacks and it looks great on your resume!
Maybe you’ve been there before.
Maybe you know what it’s like to struggle with mental health, to feel alone, or to be broken up with.
Maybe you just want to help others.
With all the training and supervision you get, you will feel well supported in helping your peers be healthy and stay safe.
As a YouthLine Peer Crisis Intervention Specialist, in one 3.5 hour shift per week, you’ll answer phone calls, texts, and chats from other teens who call our helpline. Shifts run every day from 4:00-7:30pm or 6:30-10:00pm. You’ll also participate in outreach activities, such as classroom education, tabling, or speaking at an event.
What does it take?
To be a volunteer, you must:
- Be age 15-20
- Live in the Central Oregon Tri-County Area or the Portland Metro Area
- Commit to volunteering with YouthLine for at least one year
- Complete all orientation and training requirements, which include:
- 3-hour orientation, including a brief applicant interview
- 63 hours of training and shadowing
Ready to get started?
To find out if volunteering is right for you or to initiate the process, email YouthL@linesforlife.org.
Upcoming Training Dates*
Central Oregon Tri-County Area
Orientation: December 17, 5pm-8pm
Training: December 26 – December 31
Training: March 22 – March 27
Early Summer 2020
Training: June 21 – June 26
Portland Metro Area
Orientation: December 12, 5pm-8pm
Training: December 26 – December 31 & January 4
Orientation: March 12, 5pm-8pm
Training: March 22 – March 27 & April 4
Early Summer 2020
Orientation: June 4, 5pm-8pm
Training: June 14 – June 19 & June 27
Can’t make any of these trainings? No problem, we’ll be offering more!
*We require that you attend all dates listed under your desired training.