Volunteers are the lifeline of our service. Our volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of those in our community who are lonely, in crisis, or experiencing emotional stress.

Before applying, please read the information on this page in order to decide if this is the right time for you to volunteer (link to application is below).


Things to Consider Before Applying:

  • Due to the nature of volunteering on a Distress Line, if you are currently experiencing emotional difficulties or trauma this is not the best time for you to volunteer in this position. If you have experienced emotional difficulties or trauma within the past 2 years we ask that you wait at least 1 year before applying. 

  • We are not a peer-to-peer support agency, which means that we are not able to share our own personal experiences or opinions with clients who use our services.

  • Please consider carefully if you have the time to attend all 8 training sessions, and volunteer 12 hours a month for at least 1 year. 

Other Considerations


Training Information & New Dates!

We are currently accepting applications for our Spring and Summer 2022 training sessions.


Next Volunteer Information Zoom Meeting

(by invitation only, please submit application first). 

Tuesday June 14th, 2022

7-8 PM

Volunteer Classes Start July 5th

Tuesdays Evening Training (on Zoom)

Dates: Tuesdays, 7-10pm

July 5th to August 28th, 2022

2022 Training Dates: 

  • Training sessions are held throughout the year, with sessions starting in January, April, July, and October (dates subject to change and extra training sessions may be added as needed). 

  • Evening training sessions are held 7-10pm.

  • Training sessions are currently being held on Zoom but reviewing the possibilities of remote and in person training for July 2022 at our Oakville location. 


For more information please email applications@dchalton.ca