Be the Change You Wish to See
Volunteering with ConnecTeen can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience. By volunteering with us, you can help others experiencing mental health crises, provide advice to those struggling with friends and family, and help improve young people’s lives.
Volunteering can also be an excellent way to improve your skills, meet new people, and gain valuable professional experience you can apply to virtually any field.
Volunteers must be 14–24 years old to apply with ConnecTeen. If you are older than that but still want to help, you can become a crisis line volunteer with Distress Centre Calgary, where you’ll receive extensive training and support in order to serve those who contact us for assistance.
It’s not just about making a difference in the lives of those we serve—it’s about making a difference in your life as well. Become a volunteer with ConnecTeen today!
Make a Difference
We offer peer-to-peer support specifically for youths, by youths. We are:
- Understanding & knowledgeable
We provide you with crisis management training and a wealth of resources so you can help others to the best of your ability.
How to Volunteer
Although we provide extensive training, we do look for some pre-existing skills:
- Excellent computer skills
- Good listening and communication skills
- Ability to keep a level head in a stressful situation
- Excellent command of the English language (both spoken and written)
- Ability to follow policies and procedures
Confidentiality and respect are an absolute must. Learn more about our commitment to confidentiality here.
The first step is reading the job description and applying to volunteer.
Learn more about the position here, or send your application to us here.
We’ll then sit down with you to talk about why you’d like to volunteer with us and go over potential opportunities we may have for you.
Once you join our team, we’ll have you take a 3-week course where you’ll be trained on crisis intervention, domestic violence, mental health, and more.
Shifts for youth volunteers usually last for a few hours and are scheduled on weekdays from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Volunteer opportunities are also available on weekends from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM, allowing flexibility to accommodate various work and school schedules.
If you have any questions on what to expect when working as a volunteer, please visit our page here.
Better yet, contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns. Otherwise, please look at our current hiring deadlines and training dates.
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