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From fundraising to frontline services, volunteers are an essential part of Kids Help Phone’s past, present and future. We welcome all people who support our work helping ensure that young people across Canada can always access the support they need.

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic we have temporarily suspended all in-person volunteer activities. We encourage you to check back as the situation continues to evolve.

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.

Active volunteer opportunities

Learn about our active volunteer opportunities below:

Crisis responder (overnight)

If you enjoy staying up late, and are willing to commit to a weekly volunteer shift between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. ET, you can an apply to become an overnight crisis responder.

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Active opportunities

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.
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    Crisis responders

    If you enjoy staying up late, and are willing to commit to a weekly volunteer shift between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. ET, you can apply to become an overnight crisis responder. Learn more
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    Weaving Threads: An Indigenous Engagement Program

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    National Youth Council

    Kids Help Phone’s National Youth Council (NYC) is comprised of a small group of youth ages 14-24 from across Canada who are passionate about mental health and well-being. The council meets monthly (virtually) to share ideas and communicates regularly to collaborate on projects that impact Kids Help Phone’s organizational activities. Learn more
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    Event planning committee volunteers

    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. Learn more
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    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. Learn more

Regional Opportunities
To learn more about opportunities in your area, contact us now.

Unpaid student placement opportunities

Our counselling service provides student placement opportunities, under the supervision of one of our professional counsellors. It is an enriching experience that will provide an opportunity for clinical growth and development as well as direct client experience. Our texting service welcomes MSW or MA students looking to gain supervisory experience in crisis intervention.

Interested in arranging a partnership around student placements?

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Share your goals and discuss ways we can collaborate in a meaningful way to help young people.

Sarah Lagrove