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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.
As a trained Trevor counselor, you’ll support LGBTQ young people remotely either by phone or text & chat.
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…
Meet our technology requirements and are comfortable using a variety of technology platforms
Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a Crisis Counselor with The Trevor Project! We are excited that you are interested in supporting our mission to end suicide among LGBTQ young people.
Before you apply, please take some time to learn more about volunteering as a Trevor Crisis Counselor under the “Who we’re looking for” section of this page to determine if this feels like the right volunteer opportunity for you. If you would like to move forward, please apply using the “Apply to volunteer!” link below.
Please note: At this time, we are only accepting applications to volunteer as a counselor for the TrevorChat/TrevorText program, as that is where we currently have the highest need.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please check the FAQs for prospective volunteers. If you have additional questions, you are welcome to reach out to the Volunteer Recruitment team at [email protected].
To volunteer at Trevor, you’ll need the right technology. Security, privacy, sound quality and a strong internet connection are all key elements to providing a safe and supportive experience for young people. Our technical requirements include:
Read more about all of our technology requirements here.
If you are interested in volunteering with The Trevor Project to gain hours for field placement or practicum, please email [email protected]. If you are a representative from a university looking to build a field placement or practicum partnership with The Trevor Project for students in your program, please email [email protected] to schedule an exploratory conversation.
If you are looking for a paid position at Trevor, you can explore those on our Careers page.
For standard volunteers, we are able to provide a letter of service documenting volunteer hours to active volunteers who have successfully graduated from training. These are an approximation based on a volunteer’s schedule. We also can provide a standard letter of recommendation after six months of service, which does not speak to individual performance. Both of these should be requested at least three weeks in advance. Unfortunately, due to the volume of our volunteer base, we are not able to complete specific forms for school or court for standard volunteers at this time, unless you are part of a pre-approved clinical placement or practicum program with Trevor.
If you are volunteering with The Trevor Project as part of an official clinical placement or practicum partnership, your hours will be verified as part of this program. If you need verified volunteer hours as part of a course or degree requirement, please email UniversityRelations@
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