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Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers commit time to our cause, and in turn, we invest in them. We provide the training and support they need to be comfortable and successful in their role. Volunteers are vital to Distress Centre’s success, and we pride ourselves on creating lasting relationships with them.

  • Crisis Line Volunteers - Provide support, crisis intervention, information and referrals to callers on our 24-hour crisis lines.
  • Youth Program Volunteers - Provide peer support, crisis intervention, information and referrals to youth and their families on our ConnecTeen’s telephone line or online support forum. Youth volunteers are accepted from ages 15-20.
  • Fundraising Volunteers - Work on planning, sponsorships, marketing and execution of fundraising events.
  • Board of Directors - Provide governance, strategy and policy guidance to Distress Centre. 

Do you have an idea for a volunteer position or project but don’t see it listed above? Contact us at:

  • Crisis Line Training Schedule - Upcoming Dates:

May 2017 LIVE Training
June 2017 Training
July 2017 Training
August 2017 Training
September 2017 Training
October 2017 Training
November 2017 Training


Application Due Dates 2017

Training Dates
Application Due Dates
Interview Dates
May 8 - May 12 April 10
April 18 - 28
June 6 - 24 May 8
May 15 - May 26
July 11 - July 29 June 12
June 19 - 30
August 8 - 26 July 10
July 17 - 28
September 12 - 30 August 14
August 21 - September 1
October 10 - 28 September 11
September 18 - 29
November 14 - December 2 October 16
October 23 - November 3

Volunteer this Summer

Can't make the full year commitment to volunteering at Distress Centre? Our LIVE Summer Intensive position might be right for you!

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Join Our Board

Looking for a meaningful way to give back to the Calgary community? We are currently looking to supplement our Board with up to three qualified members.

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"Volunteering on the crisis lines has reinforced my decision to pursue psychology and counseling as a career. I now realize, because of my positive experience volunteering, that this is definitely something I would like to do with my life."