Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Current Volunteer Opportunities


Apply by: Ongoing
Age: 18+

Our highly trained volunteers provide confidential support to callers who phone into our lines. They do this by listening, managing crisis situations, ensuring the service user is safe, and providing the appropriate information about Distress Centre programs as well as refer them to services within the community.


Apply by: Ongoing
Age: 18+

As an Online Services Crisis Line Volunteer you provide service users (via e-mail and chat) with confidential service using tools and skills acquired in classroom theory, practical/on-going training, and continuous feedback. You offer service users support, crisis intervention, and provide appropriate information and referrals to programs within Distress Centre as well as the community.


Apply by: Ongoing
Age: 15-20
As a youth volunteer, you will provide confidential peer support to teens in distress by phone, chat, text or email. Extensive classroom, practical and ongoing training provided.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Board of Directors – Provide governance, strategy, policy and financial guidance to Distress Centre staff. Email for more information
  • Fundraising Volunteers –  Volunteers are always needed for our Casino which occurs every 18 months. Email for more information