Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line


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  • Re: Volunteering with toddler?

    For the past few months I trained and now volunteer as an online crisis counselor at the Crisis Text Line. It's a nonprofit that operates nationwide. It works like a phone hotline but people in crisis (mostly but not all teenagers) text 741-741 and chat via text with a trained counselor who helps the texter sort out his or her situation and options. Volunteer counselors have 34 hours of online training over six weeks and, once trained, they communicate with texters on their computers at home via an online platform. The training teaches counselors how to respond to any and all texters' issues and there are professional supervisors who are always happy to help. Also, you get a great deal of help and support from fellow counselors. Once you're trained, you commit to giving 4 hours a week for a year. Because we are available 24/7, it's easy to fit your work with CTL into your schedule. Here's the website to apply to volunteer: