Skip to content

Thank youMerciDankieFaleminderitShukranChnorakaloutiounHvala BlagodariaGràcies M̀h’gōi DěkujiTakDank uTänanKiitosDankeευχαριστώMahalo Todah ShukriyaKöszönöm Takk Terima kasih. GrazieArigatô감사합니다 Paldies ChoukraneAčiūBlagodaram Terima kasih GrazziXièxièБаярлалаа Dziękuję ObrigadoMulţumescCпасибо ĎakujemGracias Tack NandriKop khunTeşekkür ederim Дякую DiolchA dankNgiyabonga

Thank you very much for your interest in the Distress Centre and for taking the time to submit an application to volunteer as a Crisis Line Responder!

The application will likely take a minimum of 30 minutes to complete.

Once you’ve started, you can save your work and return later. You will need to provide your email address to use this feature. An email with a link to your saved entries will be emailed to you. If you share your email account with someone, keep in mind they could click on the link and read your completed answers. Therefore, you may wish to consider keeping your answers in a separate document and paste them into the application.

Through this process, we hope to get a better understanding of what motivated you to apply for this position and why you feel that now is the right time for you to take on this highly rewarding opportunity.

In your application, you will be asked for the name, phone number and e-mail address of three references, so it will be helpful to have this information at hand.  References may be a mix of personal, professional and academic references.

NOTE: Please do not use family members or partners as references.


What's next?

Your application will be reviewed by Distress Centre staff. The information that you share with us will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with any parties outside the Distress Centre.

All applications will be reviewed.  However, not all applicants will be invited to the next step in our selection process.

Once you submit your application, an automated confirmation message will indicate that we have received your application.

NOTE: If you do not receive an automated confirmation message, please contact our office.

Apply to become a volunteer Crisis Line Responder.

If you have any questions or concerns about our application process or our volunteer program, please do not hesitate to contact us at 613-238-1089.

Sign up to our newsletter

Receive quarterly updates from the Distress Centre!
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Shop Our Online Store

You can help support our great cause by purchasing items available from our online store!

Turn your car into a donation!

Your old beat up car is worth money.  Don't believe me?  Donate a Car Canada says it is!  In fact, they accept most vehicles including but not limited to cars, trucks, vans, SUV’s, trailers, RV’s and boats.

Did Someone Say Chocolate? are awesome! At our Chocolate Affair Gala on Saturday, May 11th, you helped us to raise $33,642 for our crisis and support line services! We couldn’t have done it without you, our vendors, and sponsors.To anyone who supported in their own way, a million thank you’s!

Host a fundraising event

Whether it's your school, work or just on your own, hosting your fundraising event is an excellent way to support the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region. These benefits are two-fold: not only do you raise much needed funds to donate, you also increase the awareness of the Distress Centre and its services as well!

I want to make a difference!

If you want to make a difference in the lives of others in our community, you've come to the right place.  Our 24/7 services are available to those who need someone to turn to in times of distress or crisis, and we simply have the best volunteers on our phone lines!

Donate Through Canada Helps

CanadaHelps is your one-stop shop for supporting any registered Canadian charity.

Scroll To Top