A Unique Volunteer Experience

Teen Advisors participate in an extensive training and commit to two shifts per month for one year.

Teens in High School are invited to apply to become a volunteer with the Teen Talk App. Teen Advisors complete their volunteer experience remotely, allowing them the flexibility to make a difference volunteering while still managing their other commitments.

Teens are always supervised and supported by professional clinicians while acting as a teen advisor on the app.

Comprehensive Training

With a focus on understanding values and bias, the Teen Talk App training exposes teens to the variety of experiences they will encounter on the app. Teens learn reflective communication skills, crisis intervention and how to recognize the signs of mental health struggles. Teen Advisors are trained to provide a nonjudgmental space for teens to vent and feel seen by their peers.

Teen Advisors learn coping skills throughout their training to support users as well as to utilize in their own lives. Through the Teen Talk App training, volunteers are empowered to become mental health ambassadors off the app as well. Teen advisors often become leaders in spreading awareness and support within their schools, families and communities.

A Unique Volunteer Experience

Teen Advisors participate in a 50-hour training and commit to two shifts per month for one year.

Teens in grades 9-11 are invited to apply to become a volunteer with the Teen Talk App. Teen Advisors complete their volunteer experience remotely, allowing them the flexibility to make a difference volunteering while still managing their other commitments.

Teens are always supervised and supported by professional clinicians while acting as a teen advisor on the app.

Comprehensive Training

With a focus on understanding values and bias, the Teen Talk App training exposes teens to the variety of experiences they will encounter on the app. Teens learn reflective communication skills, crisis intervention and how to recognize the signs of mental health struggles. Teen Advisors are trained to provide a nonjudgmental space for teens to vent and feel seen by their peers.

Teen Advisors learn coping skills throughout their training to support users as well as to utilize in their own lives. Through the Teen Talk App training, volunteers are empowered to become mental health ambassadors off the app as well. Teen advisors often become leaders in spreading awareness and support within their schools, families and communities.

How to Become a Teen Advisor

Step 1

Complete Application
Form

Step 2

Invitation
to Interview

Step 3

Invitation to
Join a Cohort

Step 4

Complete
Training

Step 5

Start Providing Peer Support
on the Teen Talk App

Participate in Upcoming Training Programs

All upcoming trainings are currently full. To be notified when dates for fall/winter 2024 open please complete an application. We will be in contact with more information in Summer 2024. Thank you!

To become a trained teen, teens must complete an application form and, if selected, participate in an interview. If selected for training, teens will participate in a live, virtual training (on Zoom) with a group of other teens who want to make a difference. Training covers mental health basics, crisis intervention, reflective communication, and self-care. Please review the below training options to see which one works best for you!

40-Hour Training

National 40-Hour Training

We do not currently have a 40 hour training scheduled
Please apply now to be notified when our next training opens
Check back for updates!

20-Hour Training

We do not currently have a 20 hour training scheduled
Please apply now to be notified when our next training opens
Check back for updates!

How to Become a Teen Advisor

Step 1

Complete Application
Form

Step 2

Invitation
to Interview

Step 3

Invitation to
Join a Cohort

Step 4

Complete Training

Step 5

Start Providing Peer Support
on the Teen Talk App

Teen Advisor Application Form

Before completing the Teen Talk interest form, please note only teens in highschool are eligible for training.

Name*
Address*