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3141 B. North Lincoln AvenueChicago, IL 60657


Are you interested in making a difference in someone's life? Volunteer with the National Runaway Safeline today! 24/7 nationwide services.

Since 1971, Crisis Liners are volunteers who are responsible for providing crisis intervention through 1-800-RUNAWAY hotline and now also 1800RUNAWAY.org online digital services. Liners are trained to effectively provide support and services for runaway, homeless, and at risk youth and their families in a non-judgmental and empowering manner. The monthly training programs consists of 40 hours of instruction, discussion, role-plays, and on-the-job training in the crisis center. All training activities support the liners in learning successful active listening and solution focused crisis intervention skills. After completion of training, volunteers are asked to commit 2-4 hours/week for at least one year. Liners must be at least 16 years of age. Wheelchair accessible. Liners are scheduled from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. Break up your week or your day for 2-3 hours and come in make a difference in someone's life. Great location, parking, public trans, area food, shopping, etc.


  • Mental Health
  • Youth Services
  • Child Advocacy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Therapy

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours a week for a year
  • computer literacy

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