Volunteer your time
From School Clubs to fundraising to participating in events, volunteers are a key part of Kids Help Phone’s past, present and future. Collectively, our volunteers’ work helps ensure that young people across Canada can always access the support they need, in the way we need it most.
- To become a volunteer Crisis Responder for Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone, please complete an online application.
- To start a school club, complete our sign-up form.
- For all other volunteer opportunities, please complete the volunteer registration form.
Note that some roles may require specific details and training, and you may be asked to submit a police check, attend an interview or provide references. A Kids Help Phone staff member will be available to guide you through the process. Please note that we do not have volunteer opportunities in our counselling centre.
Do you want to make a difference in your community? Whatever your interests, availability or goals, there are plenty of ways to volunteer with Kids Help Phone. To apply today, complete our volunteer registration form. To learn more about opportunities in your area, contact your regional Kids Help Phone office. Read about some of our ongoing volunteer opportunities below:
- Kids Help Phone Ambassadors
Volunteer Ambassadors create a physical presence in communities across Canada. Ambassadors spread awareness by sharing an understanding of Kids Help Phone in support of outreach and fundraising.
- Event planning committees
Event planning committees provide support in the organization and execution of community fundraising events. Each committee is unique. Members work as a team, and typically groups meet monthly with some activities in between. Each member can take the lead on position-specific duties between meetings and will have a leadership role onsite during the event.
- Event day support
Volunteers help us onsite at fundraising events with a variety of activities. Community events simply would not be possible without the support of our event day volunteers! Event day volunteers experience the excitement of an event while making new connections and supporting our important cause. We host events across Canada!
- Office administration
Volunteers provide support to a variety of administrative tasks in our office locations.
- Special projects
Special project volunteers commit to a pre-determined length of time in a role that is tied to a specific project. Whether it’s doing research, data work, group workshops or something else, project volunteers experience the satisfaction of giving time while seeing immediate progress within a project.
As part of Finding Hope: Kids Help Phone’s Action Plan for Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young People, we’re creating a Canada-wide network of volunteer Indigenous champions to bridge the connection between Kids Help Phone and Indigenous communities and urban centres.
Indigenous champions may be individuals of any age who wish to support the mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of Indigenous youth in their communities. Volunteers in the Indigenous champions program are not required to be Indigenous; however, they must be actively connected to an urban, rural or remote Indigenous community. Please see our Action Plan for more information, and learn more about volunteering for the upcoming Indigenous Champions Program.
If you would like to express interest in joining the Indigenous Champions program, please complete this form.
Young people can be a part of the Kids Help Phone team as leaders in their school and across Canada. Here’s how:
- Kids Help Phone’s School Clubs program
Make an impact in your school and start a Kids Help Phone School Club! School clubs are trained and provided activities to make emotional health and wellness a priority in their school. Sign up today!
- Kids Help Phone’s National Youth Council (NYC)
Kids Help Phone’s National Youth Council (NYC) meets monthly from September to June. This group of leaders provides direction and development on specific projects. For more information, click here.
- Youth working groups
These groups are mobilized periodically throughout the year to provide input as we develop new tools, resources and content. Contact us (link to contact us form) to find out if there is an active youth working group.
- Student placements
Are you looking to complete an academic student placement at Kids Help Phone? We offer a variety of placement opportunities for students in many departments. For more information on available placements, please contact us.