Crisis responders

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Thank you to the thousands of people who volunteered to become crisis responders. General applications are currently closed. However, we’re still recruiting for overnight and / or bilingual (fluent in French and English) volunteers, as well as those who identify as First Nations, Métis​ or Inuit through Finding Hope; and African, Caribbean and Black through RiseUp.

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, or identify as a part of the Black, Indigenous and / or bilingual (fluent in French and English) community, you can submit an application to become a volunteer crisis responder.

Role requirements

What are the requirements for becoming a crisis responder?

  • obtain a Vulnerable Sector check with results that are satisfactory to Kids Help Phone
  • be at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence
  • have access to a confidential computer (i.e. password protected) and secure and reliable internet connection during all of your shifts
  • commit to volunteering four hours a week for at least one year
  • sign our Crisis Responder Agreement
  • complete and pass a 36-hour training program
  • read and understand the Kids Help Phone Volunteer Privacy Policy

Make a difference by volunteering for this role!