Volunteer at the Distress Centre

Whatever brought you to this section of our website - whether it is for personal experience, the urge to make a difference, or simply out of curiosity - thank you for your interest in becoming a Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region volunteer!

Our goal is to provide prospective volunteers all the information needed to become a volunteer Crisis Line Responder so that they are better able to determine if joining the Distress Centre Team is the right choice for them.

As a starting point, those who get the most out of volunteering with us and who are most helpful to our clients are emotionally mature, stable, calm, empathic and above all else, they are extremely good listeners.


In this section, you will find:

Please read through all the information prior to submitting your application. Please note that the personal information you provide to us remains confidential within the Distress Centre.