Internship Qualifications

  • Complete core classes in social sciences/addiction
  • CDPT (or working towards one)
  • Basic interview & counsel skills
  • Ability to give/accept feedback
  • Ability to support peers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • MS Office & Computer skills
  • Experience using database software
  • Attention to detail

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Educational background in social sciences/addiction
  • Experience working in call center
  • Experience with phone assessments
  • Able to work with a team
  • Able to work in fast-pace environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Some MS Office & computer skills
  • Experience with database software

Under 21 and want to get involved?

Are you between the ages 13 through 20? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to connect with your peers in support of youth mental health? Check out Teen Link! Teen Link is a program by Crisis Connections. It is a peer support help line for teens, by teens. No problem is too big or small.

Hear what our Volunteers have to say!

  • “I was very impressed with the volunteer training experience, and I continue to be impressed by the staff and volunteers I interact with.”


  • “Volunteering on the Recovery Help Line has made me a better human being. My interactions with callers has taught me a new level of compassion and has given me the confidence to push forward with my counseling career.”


  • “Everyone I have met and interacted with has been exceptionally easy to work with, cooperative, and helpful.”



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