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If you want to share your time and talents to help us in our mission to build a healthy and resilient community, we have a role for you!

Volunteer Opportunities


Distress Line Volunteer

As a Distress Line Volunteer, you are the first and often the only contact a caller has when they need support, information, understanding or a listening ear. All volunteers receive 90 hours of intensive basic training in communication skills, knowledge of community resources, suicide awareness and prevention, crisis intervention, bereavement, and special calls.
For full description click here
Click here for more information about training dates and requirements.

Volunteer Facilitator Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Grieving a loss to suicide can seem overwhelming, but the support and understanding of others can be a powerful source of strength. Our Suicide Bereavement Support Groups welcome anyone who has lost someone to suicide. This role will be virtual opportunity. Please read the description fully for more information and a full list of requirements. If you have any questions, contact Emma MacDiarmid-Gullekson at [email protected]

Community Ambassador

If you like talking to people and want to help raise awareness about mental health and recovery, then this is the role for you. Our ambassadors set up and operate our information booth at a variety of community events (usually 1 to 2 events per month). If you have any questions, contact Jen Woods at [email protected]
For full description click here

Fund Development and Special Events Ambassador

Put your passion for people and organizational skills to work and help us raise funds, friends and awareness through a variety of special events and third-party fundraisers (up to 6 events per year). If you have any questions, contact Jen Woods at [email protected]
For full description click here

Administrative Services Ambassador

Looking for a more behind-the-scenes role? Many of our programs need volunteers who can fold brochures, stuff envelopes, enter data, organize storage rooms and more! Job specific training is provided for all administrative tasks. If you have any questions, contact [email protected]
For full description click here

How to Apply:


1. Complete the application form:

Distress Line Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering as a Distress Line Listener, please click here to complete to the Distress Line Application Form.

All Other Volunteer Roles

Click here to complete the General Application Form on your computer or click here to print the form and complete it by hand.

2. Save your completed form and email it along with your resume to [email protected]. In the subject line, state the volunteer role for which you are applying, e.g. Distress Line Volunteer, Info Booth Ambassador, etc.

If you prefer to use regular mail, print and complete the application form and mail it along with your resume to:


Volunteer Resources Coordinator
CMHA Edmonton
#300-10010 100 St NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 1C4

You will hear from our Volunteer Resources Coordinator within one (1) week of receiving your application.

CMHA values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit and Metis, New Canadian, racialized, differently abled and LGBTTQIA+ communities.

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