Volunteer with the Crisis Line
We invite you to apply to be a part of an exciting and worthwhile challenge and in doing so, help to carry out Chimo's mission: “Crisis, Transition, Education.
Volunteering with the Crisis Line offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to help someone in need and to develop new skills. It is a powerful avenue for ongoing personal growth. It is also a great way to gain valuable employment-related skills, knowledge, and experience.

Our dedicated team of Crisis Line Volunteers provides emotional support, referral information, and crisis intervention to a diverse population of callers in distress 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers seek support with a wide range of issues.

No specific experience is required to become a Crisis Line Volunteer. We provide 40+ hours of virtual training in basic counselling skills and other topics including addictions, mental health, abuse, and crisis intervention.

Minimum Volunteer Requirements:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Good command of spoken English
  • Ability to listen well
  • Non-judgmental
  • Willing to learn
  • Volunteer 4 hours every week, which includes one shift per month from 8pm-midnight
  • Minimum commitment of 100 hours upon completion of training
  • Complete a Criminal Record Check

We are currently accepting applications for the January 2021 intake.  If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please download, complete and submit the application form to volunteer@chimoservices.com.  Once the training schedule is confirmed, it will be posted on this page.  Please check back in the coming weeks.  Thank you!  

"The training was wonderful and the staff at Chimo have been extremely helpful and supportive... I have met many wonderful people at Chimo, both volunteers and clients."

-Crisis Line volunteer-