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Volunteer

Help Us Answer the Call!

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a service that relies on the contribution of many volunteers. The donation of time and talent by all our volunteers ensures that we are able to provide an empathetic ear and important information to isolated and at-risk youth throughout Ontario. Online, through text message and over the phone, Youth Line volunteers provide a province-wide free and anonymous peer support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer and questioning youth in Ontario.

 


 

Peer Support Volunteers

Peer Support Volunteers are the folks on the other end of the line. We take calls, chats, and texts from Ontario’s LGBTQQIA2S youth. We do this Sunday-Friday, 4:00-9:30 PM.

Applications are currently closed for new Peer Support Volunteers .  Please check back July 2017 when they reopen!

If you have any questions, you can e-mail our Help Line Service Coordinator, Naomi Martey, at volunteer@youthline.ca or call us at 416 962 2232 x 228.

 


Admin Volunteer

Want to make a difference from behind the scenes and help support Ontario’s LGBTQ youth by giving the LGBT Youth Line invaluable support? Join our admin volunteer team!

There are currently no positions available.

Click here to  learn more about joining our admin team!

 


Join Our Board of Directors

We’re looking for youth (18-26 years old) and non-youth candidates to join our Board of Directors. Positions are open for key leadership roles on the Board, including committees such as the Executive, Fundraising, and Policy. Our Board works with the Executive Director, staff and volunteers to fulfill our mission to serve LGBTQ youth. This includes a wide range of activities, such as attending and participating in monthly board meetings, policy writing, representing the organization at public events, fundraising, planning for the future, and chairing and sitting on various committees. Directors are required to serve a minimum of one 2-year term, with an average monthly commitment of 10 hours.

Click here to  learn more about joining our Board of Directors

 


Fundraising and Administrative Volunteers

This is an opportunity for youth and non-youth community members to make a contribution to the Youth Line where we need it most. It may not seem exciting, but administrative and fundraising support allows the small staff team at the Youth Line to accomplish so much more than we ever could without your help.

Duties may include:

  • Assist with mail campaigns and/or phone campaigns
  • Assist with donor appreciation
  • Assist with maintenance of the donor and referral resource databases
  • Assist with upcoming fundraising events
  • Assist with design work for Youth Line`s upcoming events and fundraising campaigns

If you are interested in becoming a fundraising or administrative volunteer, please fill out our volunteer form.


Event Volunteers

Throughout the year we hold various fundraising events that require a dedicated team of energetic go-getters on event day to help us make it happen.

Duties/roles may include:

  • Set up and tear down for events
  • Greeters
  • Raffle ticket sales
  • Committee membership

For more information about becoming an events volunteer please email donate@youthline.ca.


Outreach Volunteer

Every year Youth Line is involved in producing exciting youth events from the Youth Awards to Pride events. These events require youth who are interested in engaging with or supporting the community. Being an outreach volunteer is a great way to offer support periodically. The Outreach volunteer position can take on many forms from a committee member to conducting street outreach, staffing information tables or office work. We take in outreach volunteers year round and have a higher demand for volunteers during the summer months.

Get involved today! For more information about being an outreach volunteer contact our Outreach Coordinator at outreach@youthline.ca


 

Why Volunteer?

  • Meet new people and build your network of support
  • Explore new challenges and learn new skills
  • Improve the quality of life in the LGBTQ community
  • Be there for someone that needs support, information and resources

Things To Consider

  • How much time do I have to volunteer?
  • What skills would I enjoy sharing or like to develop?

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to contribute to the Youth Line. Volunteers of all ages and identities are welcome. However, Peer Support Volunteers must be 26 years old or younger; identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, two-spirit, queer, asexual, or something else along those lines; and be able to get to Toronto to volunteer.