Volunteer at TEEN LINE
Congrats to all of the teens who’ve been accepted to our Summer 2013 Training group!! For those of you who are interested in applying to TEEN LINE, please continue to check our site as we will be posting up applications for our Fall 2013 Training soon!
TEEN LISTENERS ARE THE HEART OF TEEN LINE
TEEN LINE’s staff carefully screen and select approximately eighty teenagers a year for hotline and outreach training. They complete a sixty-hour training program emphasizing specialized listening and communication techniques.
Topics discussed include crisis intervention, family life, cultural diversity, values clarification, sexuality, addictions, abuse, self-destructive and life threatening behaviors.
TEEN LINE’s trained Listeners help callers clarify their concerns, define and discuss options available, and make referrals to community resources, if needed. They staff the lines, and respond to emails, every evening from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST.
Want to become a TEEN LINE Listener?
To qualify, you must live in the Los Angeles area and be in 9th,10th, or 11th grades. (you cannot be entering 12th grade for the summer training)
We have a careful screening process that includes the completion of a 5-page application, individual and group interviews, plus a parent-teen orientation meeting. Please see the application for dates and times of training. Volunteers are unpaid, although you may get community service credit at school.
If you are a mental health intern seeking interning hours with teens, please send your resume to Cheryl Eskin at email@example.com or contact us at:310-423-1604
Our internship opportunities include working with teens on our helpline and working in the field with teen outreach services.
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