Volunteer application

**Please note that the training session for Winter 2021 is now complete. We will be accepting applications again in the spring.

Thank you for your understanding!

Tel-Aide requires the following from all its volunteer listeners:

  • To attend a selection interview (estimated duration of 60 minutes).
  • To receive 21 hours of classroom training followed by 20 hours of practical training (3 supported listening shifts of 4 hours each and 2 solo listening shifts of 4 hours each).
  • The training is free, however a deposit of $ 150 is required. The deposit will be refunded upon completion of the 96 hour listening commitment, which entails two 4-hour shifts per month in the 12 months following the end of the training period. It is also possible to request a refund if you have completed 6 hours of training or less.
  • To pursue ongoing training and development as a listener by participating in the continuing education sessions offered by Tel-Aide.
  • To accept to participate in supported listening shifts when deemed necessary by trainers, supporters or the Manager of Volunteer Services, in order to improve active listening skills.

  • Yes
  • No