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The Trevor Project could not exist without our incredible volunteers.



Volunteer Mission 

The Trevor Project is dedicated to recruiting qualified volunteers to provide life-saving, life-affirming support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. As the heart of The Trevor Project, our volunteers accomplish societal and individual change by creating safe spaces for LGBTQ youth in crisis and promoting awareness of Trevor’s resources. Through their endeavors, Trevor is dedicated to uplifting and supporting our volunteers as they work to empower LGBTQ youth nationwide.  

National Opportunities

No matter where you live in the country, you can participate in this volunteer opportunity:

TrevorChat Counselor

TrevorChat counselors answer instant messages in real time and are not required to be in a Trevor office. Counselors should have access to a computer with reliable internet, and be comfortable using browser applications like Safari, Internet Explorer and Firefox.

City-Specific Opportunities

Some volunteer opportunities are only available in certain cities. If you live near one of the locations listed below, we hope you consider applying to volunteer!

Trevor Lifeline Counselor
Trevor Lifeline counselors are trained to answer calls on the Trevor Lifeline from young people who are feeling suicidal or need a safe, non-judgmental place to talk.

Los Angeles: Randy Stone Call Center West
New York: Randy Stone Call Center East

Trevor Lifeguard Workshop Facilitator
Trevor Lifeguard Workshops help youth identify challenges faced by LGBTQ people, recognize warning signs of suicide and respond in a way that keeps themselves and their peers safe. Facilitators are trained to present the Lifeguard Workshop in-person for up to 35 young people at a time.

Tulare County, CA
Kings County, CA
Marin County, CA
Shasta County, CA
Placer County, CA
Mendocino County, CA
Humboldt County, CA

Event Volunteer
Event volunteers support The Trevor Project at various events throughout the year including TrevorLIVE, Pride festivals, and Trevor Ambassador City fundraisers. Tasks may include event set-up and strike, escorting VIP guests, guest and volunteer check-ins, gift bag assembly and more.

Trevor Ambassador cities 
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY

Admin Volunteers
Admin Volunteers help Trevor staff members with mailings, filing and other administrative tasks. When projects become available, volunteers are contacted depending on their interests, availability and skills.

West Hollywood, CA
New York, NY



1. Attend Orientation

Learn more details about the organization, volunteer opportunities and what will be the best fit for you.  *Please note: You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. If you are under 18 please consider our Youth Advisory Council.

2. Submit an Application

3. Interview

4. Get a Background Check

5. Complete Training

6. Volunteer!

While it may seem that there are many steps to our process, we do so with the safety in mind of the young people that we serve.  At each of these steps you will receive continuous guidance from our Community Engagement Staff and once you are placed into a program, you will receive support from the manager of that program during your time volunteering with The Trevor Project.
Please keep in mind: Although we will work to find the best match for each volunteer, because of the nature of the work we do, not everyone is a match for our programs. We reserve the option to refuse applicants if we feel they are not the best fit.


Orientation Schedule/Links 2014

If you are interested in volunteering at The Trevor Project, please sign up for an orientation below.

In-Person Orientations: 

Next  in-person orientations are scheduled for November and will be listed on the website on September 30th.
Tuesday, September  23, 2014 at 7PM Pacific (RECRUITING FOR LA FALL LIFELINE TRAINING: October 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2014)

Webinar Orientations:

Please note: that while our webinar systems have a registration limit of 200 per webinar, only 100 participants will be allowed entry. 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6PM Pacific / 9PM Eastern 
(RECRUITING FOR FALL TREVORCHAT TRAININGS: October 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, & 29 at 3:00pm-7:00pm Pacific/6pm-10pm Eastern)

If you have further questions, please email our Community Engagement Associate at