National Youth Council

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Kids Help Phone’s National Youth Council (NYC) is a 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.

This opportunity is currently closed, but you can check out our active opportunities here.


National Youth Council member role description


  • from January until December
  • participation in one virtual committee meeting (two hours) every month
  • participation in two to six additional hours a month for project work and virtual collaboration
  • council members are eligible to serve for a two-year term 

Key roles and responsibilities

  • participate in monthly virtual NYC meetings (with optional summer activities as determined by the council from June to August)
  • support development of youth-facing content and other innovations for youth
  • work collaboratively with other NYC members and Kids Help Phone staff to brainstorm, develop and lead organizational projects
  • provide insight and recommendations on opportunities for youth engagement, as well as emerging trends affecting youth


  • must reside in Canada for duration of term and be legally eligible to participate in volunteer opportunities
  • ideally 14 to 24 years old during the term
  • passionate about youth mental health and well-being
  • committed to collaborative teamwork and a willingness to take initiative
  • represent and live Kids Help Phone’s values (courageous, collaborative, innovative, resilient and trustworthy)


  • work with a highly motivated team
  • make a difference in your community by supporting youth across Canada
  • gain leadership experience
  • earn volunteer hours

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