You can help us save lives.

As a volunteer you are on the front lines; working one on one with LGBTQ young people to help them navigate tough times and to prevent suicide.

Acceptance from at least one adult can decrease the risk of LGBTQ youth attempting suicide by 40%.

One volunteer can help 
support more than 100 young 
people that wouldn’t be 
supported otherwise.

Over the past year, volunteers helped us answer over 200,000 calls, chats, and texts.

Becoming a crisis 
support counselor.

As a trained Trevor counselor, you’ll support LGBTQ 
young people remotely either by phone or text & chat.

Who we’re looking for

You don’t need a degree or a license to become a trained Trevor counselor, but the role does require passion 
and commitment. We're looking for volunteers who…

  • Have a passion for supporting LGBTQ young people
  • Are 18+ years old
  • Are located in the United States
  • Can make a minimum one-year commitment, with one 3-hour shift per week
  • Are open to new experiences and receiving feedback
  • Have access to a private space

How to apply

Follow these steps to join our community of passionate and caring volunteers. Our application takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

  1. Click on “Apply Today” and register on our volunteer portal.
  2. Complete and submit a volunteer application.
  3. Our volunteer recruitment team will review and then reach out within weeks or months depending on capacity.
  4. Once you’re accepted into training, you’ll need to complete a background check for $55*.

*Financial assistance is available.

Reasons to volunteer

We don’t have to tell you that becoming a crisis counselor is a 
rewarding experience. But we will anyway.

1,100+ Community Network

soft skills

Class Training

and Swag

There are other ways to help.

Your donation will save lives.

Every day, LGBTQ young people in 
crisis reach out. It is vital we make sure 
our volunteers can continue to 
offer that support.

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