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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.
Active volunteer opportunities
Learn about our active volunteer opportunities below:
Crisis respondersIf 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
Weaving Threads: An Indigenous Engagement Program
National Youth CouncilKids 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
Event planning committee volunteersEvent 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
Kids Help Phone AmbassadorsVolunteer 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
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.
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Get information about how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are connected and what you can do to care for your well-being. Learning about mental health can help empower you with the language to communicate how you’re feeling.
- Black youth
- Body image
- Dating, sex & consent
- Eating disorders
- Family & caregivers
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis
- Growth & healing
- Jobs, money & housing
- Physical health
- Self-injury & suicide
- Substance use
- Real-life stories
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Practise with tools, tips and resources to help build your skills and improve your wellness in the way that feels best for you. Learn how to identify your strengths, communicate thoughts and feelings, overcome obstacles and connect with support.
Take a quiz
Find out how much you know about specific topics and get resources to learn more.
Play a game
Reduce stress and have fun at the same time.
Map out your support network
Identify who and where your community is to get help when you need it.
Share what’s on your mind
Try different tools to express how you’re feeling.
Make a safety plan
Access tools for safety planning and reporting.
Regain calm and relax with these activities.
Try a self-assessment
Identify how you’re feeling and find resources to support you right now.
Explore lived experiences from other young people across Canada. Learn from real-life youth stories, gain new ideas and ask questions to connect and inspire your own wellness journey.
If you need help right now, you can talk to a trained volunteer crisis responder about anything you're going through. No issue is too big or too small.
Connect with a professional counsellor to better understand what you're going through and help take a step in the direction you want to go.