Volunteer opportunity description

Since 1974, the National Runaway Safeline has served as the federally funded national communication system for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth and their familes. Providing 24/7 1-800-RUNAWAY hotline and 1800RUNAWAY.org online digital services. (live chat, crisis emails) Liners are trained to provide solution focused crisis intervention and support to callers and online crisis contacts in a non-judgmental and empowering manner. Training consists of 41.5 hours of instruction, discussion, role-plays, and on-the-job training in the crisis services center. All training activities support the liners in learning successful active listening and crisis intervention skills. After completion of training, volunteers are asked to commit 2 hours/week for at least one year. Liners must be at least 16 years of age. Volunteer any day of the week from 8:00am to 11:30pm.

Apply here: https://www.1800runaway.org/volunteer-application/ 


Complete 41.5 hours of training.  Must abide by our philosophy: non-judgemental, non-directive, honest and empowering.  Must have computer literacy.  

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National Runaway Safeline

Jamin Draves
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