Posted: July 12, 2017
Apply by: Ongoing opportunity
Our highly trained volunteers provide confidential support to callers and online clients (via chat). They do this by listening, managing crisis situations, ensuring the contactor is safe, and providing the appropriate information about Distress Centre programs as well as refer them to services within the community.
“Before becoming a DC volunteer, I took for granted the fact that I have people to turn to when I need support or help in my life. I had no idea at how many people have nobody in their life to turn to when in crisis. Not one family member and not one friend. I know first-hand now that if DC did not exist, many of these people who call us regularly, would not have the strength to continue and would have taken their own lives.”
—Crisis Line Volunteer
Our highly trained volunteers are dedicated to providing compassionate support to those in distress. In turn, Distress Centre is dedicated to supporting the incredible work they do. We ensure they are prepared, comfortable and successful in their role.
Other Volunteer Oppotunities
ConnecTeen – Our highly trained youth volunteers aged 15-20 provide confidential peer support to teens and youth by phone, text, chat and email. They do this by listening, managing crisis situations, ensuring the caller, chatter and texter is safe, and providing the appropriate information about Distress Centre programs and services within the community. Apply Now