Lines for Life is always looking for committed volunteers of all ages. Bring your experience and interests to one of our program areas, and make a positive difference in someone’s life. Here are some of the areas where you can help:
Suicide Prevention/Alcohol and Drug Helpline: Enroll in our Alcohol and Drug Helpline/ Suicide Lifeline training program; learn to answer calls on our 24-hour confidential crisis lines. We hold volunteer orientations the third Tuesday of the month at noon, the third Wednesday of the month at 6 pm and the third Saturday of the month at 12pm.
For more info about volunteering on the Crisis Lines, please call 971.244.4619 or email Wendy Abram. If you prefer, you may also Download the Volunteer Application forms. Simply Right-click on Windows; Control-click the link on a Mac and choose “Save Link As …” Email the completed forms, or bring them in person to an orientation (see above for the orientation schedule).
Military Helpline: If you’re a veteran, consider volunteering on our Military Helpline, helping other veterans and their families overcome struggles with access to healthcare, housing, employment, post traumatic stress and thoughts of suicide. Fill out online Volunteer Application.
Senior Loneliness Line: Senior peer volunteers (ages 55+) answer calls on our Lifeline and Senior Loneliness Line, providing essential care to vulnerable members of our community. They create a safety net by offering an informed, compassionate response to our callers. Fill out online Volunteer Application.
YouthLine: Are you a teen interested in learning about substance abuse issues? Take calls on our peer YouthLine. Find out what it means when we say this program is about “Teens Helping Teens.” Contact our YouthLine team for more information.
Other Ways You Can Make a Difference:
- Get involved with your local prevention coalition.
- Invite Lines for Life to make a presentation at your local school, business, church, or community center.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Contact us if you need ideas to get started.
For more information on volunteering or how you can make a difference, email [email protected] or call 503.244.5211.