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 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.


Apply by: Ongoing
Age: 18+

As an Online Services Crisis Line Volunteer, working from your own home, 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. Our volunteers must be able to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in changing situations. This can include taking multiple chats, covering peer-support services, and keeping up to date with the latest best practices, policies, and procedures. Volunteers are also expected to enter short reports on all service user contacts to allow follow-up and/or evaluations by the staff.


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 – We are currently recruiting Board Members! Provide governance, strategy, policy and financial guidance to Distress Centre staff. View the Posting
  • Fundraising Volunteers –  Volunteers are always needed for our Casino which occurs every 18 months. Email for more information