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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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 pandemic our training schedule is being adapted to an online format. We are currently accepting applications. We will discuss training months in the phone interview with each of you.

Training takes place over a 3-week period with a combination of Zoom classroom sessions and self-paced online modules. Classroom training is followed by supervised shifts where trainees support service users on-site in our contact centre. Attendance is required for all of the training modules and coaching shifts as well before you will be able to be on the lines solo. Social distancing measures are in place and in accordance to the Government of Alberta public health measures

Current Volunteer Opportunities

CRISIS LINE VOLUNTEER

Apply by: Ongoing
Age: 18+

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.

 

CONNECTEEN YOUTH VOLUNTEER

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:

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

Our Impact Funders: