Volunteer at Lines for Life crisis lines!

  • Portland, OR, US

VOLUNTEER ON A LOCAL CRISIS LINE!

Lines for Life Crisis line is accepting applications for our TWO* summer training sessions! Please visit http://www.linesforlife.org/content/volunteer for more info.

Two hour orientation/interview sessions are coming up on May 17th and 18th. Stop by and find out what it's like to volunteer on our lines, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Veteran's Crisis Line, Military Helpline, Drug and Alcohol Helpline and Oregon Youthline!

Application Process

In addition to submitting an application, we require that you attend a 2-hour orientation/interview session at our office on SW Macadam. We hold monthly orientations every third Tuesday at noon and every third Wednesday at 6pm. Volunteer Orientation gives us a chance to get to know you a bit while providing you with some background and information on our organization. We'll also give you a quick tour of the crisis line room and set up a short interview so please allow about 2 hours.

Our next orientation/interview sessions are:

May 17th at Noon

May 18th at 6pm

*Early Summer Training session is compressed and offered from June 14-26. Dates: June 14,16,21,23,25 and 26 from 830am-430pm.

*Mid-Summer Training session is offered on Tuesdays from July 12-August 9, 830am-430pm.

Please note that we do require a minimum of a one year commitment, or 200 hours on the lines. Volunteers agree to take one 4 hour shift per week.

Lines for Life offers 56 hours of professional training, an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Certificate and 225 hours towards ACCBO Certification including monthly clinical supervision. Any person who completes the training and volunteer commitment will walk away as a competitive applicant to graduate programs in psychology, licensing programs for addictions treatment and many other realms of helping professions.

"This is a great organization to align with. They are extremely supportive of the staff and volunteers. The work I've done as a volunteer has been fulfilling and life altering. The training is comprehensive and supportive and no prior experience with crisis work is required. This was a big plus because all I entered those doors with was a willing heart. The people that call in are in high need and what a wonderful thing it is to know that we are there for them. I could share many experiences in which I know that we saved lives and that is the greatest gift of all. Very Highly recommend!!!" –Emily M, Masters in Counseling student at George Fox University.

Contact Tracy Reilly, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information at TracyR@linesforlife.org with any questions or to sign up for an orientation.

Tracy Reilly

Volunteer Coordinator

Lines forLife

Preventing substance abuse and suicide

5100 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 400 | Portland, OR 97239

Main: 503.244.5211 Direct line 971-244-4619

www.linesforlife.org

TracyR@linesforlife.org

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  • 5100 SW Macadam Avenue
    Suite 400
    Portland, OR, US 97239
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  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Times of day:

    Mornings Afternoons Evenings
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays Weekends
  • Schedule:

    Flexible schedule
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    Training provided

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