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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 training including basic counselling skills and topics such as mental health, substance use, 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


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Chimo. Intake for the summer training round is now completed. If you would like to apply for the next training round, please complete the application form and email to volunteer@chimoservices.com. Once the training schedule is confirmed, the Volunteer Development Coordinator will contact you for the next step.

If you have any questions or require further information, please email volunteer@chimoservices.com. 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-