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2017 & 2018 Youth Crisis Service Volunteers Needed

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National Runaway Safeline

3141 B N. Lincoln

Chicago, IL 60657

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We are in need of volunteers to help staff our crisis services center for the years 2017 & 2018.

National Runaway Safeline was established in 1971 to fill a comprehensive crisis intervention need for young people in Chicago. Since then, NRS has grown to a national nonprofit organization that fields 250,000 connections per year. NRS' mission is to keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

1-800-RUNAWAY is a resource for runaway and homeless youth and their families; it’s free, confidential, and provides support and access to resources 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In order to operate and serve the public, we rely on volunteer staff to operate our crisis call center. This includes fielding incoming phone calls, emails, live chat and monitoring our virtual forum board.

The next volunteer orientation events are

November 28th 6pm-8pm

December 5th 6pm-8pm

December 11th 6pm-8pm

January 3rd 6pm-8pm

Orientation sessions are mandatory for those who are interested in the training. In order to be considered for a volunteer position, you must be at least 16 years of age and living in the Chicagoland area. Free pizza and snacks will be served.

The orientation includes an introduction to runaway and homeless youth issues, our history, values, internship and work-study opportunities, and expectations. A personal interview with one of our staff will follow the orientation immediately afterwards. Before taking their first call, each “liner” must complete a 40-hour training program including classroom and experiential training.

*****If you are interested in supporting NRS in another way, feel free to bid on the Online Auction until November 30th! https://e.gesture.com/events/6S1/


More than 130 volunteers serve as NRS’ lifeblood. Thank you for considering joining our team.

***Please RSVP at your earliest convenience, as there are limited seats available.***

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Chicago, IL 60657

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