Volunteer With Us!

Volunteers are the lifeline of our service! Our volunteers make a difference in the lives of those in our community who are lonely, in crisis, or experiencing emotional stress. We have 2 options for volunteering, please click on the links below for more information:

Distress Line Volunteer

After completing our training session (1 night a week for 8 weeks) you’ll provide listening support to people who call our Distress Line, or use our Text & Chat service.  People contact us for a variety of reasons including, feelings of loneliness, mental health issues, thoughts of suicide, addictions, relationship issues, and more … no issue is too big or too small.  Our training will prepare you to manage all types of calls. For more information and to complete an application, click the link below.

 

TeleCheck Volunteer

After attending a 1 day workshop you’ll provide a quick telephone check-in to Distress Centre clients to ensure their safety and provide medication and appointment reminders. For more information and to complete an application, click the link below.

VOLUNTEER QUALIFICATIONS

  • 19 Years of Age or Older

  • Able to Handle Crisis

  • Good Listener

  • Empathetic

  • Non-Judgmental

  • Patient

  • Self-Aware

  • Respectful

  • Common Sense

  • Responsible and Reliable