Join TeenLine in de-stigmatizing and normalizing mental health through our hotline, outreach programs, support, and resources for youth, families, and schools.
Your generous gift directly supports our programs and allows Teen Line to provide support to more teens.
Become a Teen Listener on our hotline. Learn more about the requirements and benefits here!
Suicidal thoughts, abuse, depression, and isolation are some of the issues teens deal with everyday, but they don’t have to go through these things alone.
Donate to Teen Line to support our crisis hotline, outreach services, and suicide prevention program.
Teen Line - c/o Cedars-Sinai
P.O. Box 48750 Los Angeles, CA 90048.
*Please make all checks payable to: Teen Line.
Fundraise for Teen Line
Raise funds on your birthday, wedding, or special event this year. Learn more.
Teen Listeners are the heart of Teen Line. Teen Line's staff carefully screen and select volunteers to support our crisis hotline and receive outreach training. Volunteers respond to calls, emails, and texts every evening from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST.
Teen Line holds three training sessions per year: fall, spring, and summer. To be notified once applications are available, sign up for our mailing list by submitting your email address here.
If you are a mental health associate looking for volunteer opportunities, please send your resume to Cheryl Eskin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why volunteer with Teen Line:
Receive a 65 hour training program emphasizing specialized listening and communication techniques.
Receive training on topics including crisis intervention, suicide prevention, diversity, sexuality and gender identity, child abuse, and self-destructive behaviors.
Support other teens by clarifying their concerns, discussing the options available, and making referrals to community resources.
Volunteers are unpaid, although you may receive community service credit at school.
If you have any additional questions feel free to email Shar at email@example.com.
Be at least 14 years old and in or entering 9th or 10th grade*
Live in or near Los Angeles, California
Complete the online application form
Attend the training session, interview, and orientation, with no absences permitted.
Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
If accepted, all volunteers are required to get an annual health clearance including TB blood test and flu shot. Volunteers must provide proof of various childhood immunizations.
Please view our Frequently Asked Questions sheet for further information.
*Fall of 9th grade is the first eligible training period and Summer after the 10th grade is the last eligible training period.
Partner With Us
We partner with foundations, corporations, schools, and other nonprofit organizations who share our mission of providing support, resources, and hope to young people. There are many ways we can work together.
We are always looking for creative ways to create partnerships. Email us for more information.
Book us for outreach presentations
We are restructuring our outreach program and will not be providing individual presentations to schools or youth organizations at this time. Check out our Schools page for more information.
Bring our Trainings to your school
Teen Line offers several trainings for parents and educators. Learn more about the trainings we offer and how we can tailor them to your group needs.
Become and sponsor of our work
If you are a corporation interested in partnering with us, email us to learn more about our corporate sponsor benefits and how we can work together.