Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 866-488-7386.
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The Lifeguard Workshop is a free online learning module with a video, curriculum, and teacher resources for middle school and high school classrooms.
The Trevor Project’s Trainings for Professionals include in-person Ally and CARE trainings designed for adults who work with youth. These trainings help counselors, educators, administrators, school nurses, and social workers discuss LGBTQ-competent suicide prevention.
A free online learning module with a video, curriculum, and teacher resources for middle school and high school classrooms
Trainings for Youth-Serving Professionals
The Trevor Project: trainings for youth-serving professionals
Model School Policy
This resource helps educators and administrators implement comprehensive suicide prevention policies in communities nationwide
TREVOR SUPPORT CENTER
Learn the signs, the facts, and how you can help prevent suicide.
Each one of us can play a vital role in ensuring that all young people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, are provided with safe, accepting and supportive environments at home, at school and in their communities. As a parent or educator, you can be a lifeguard for your children or students by understanding the warning signs and risk factors of suicide and letting the youth in your life know that support is always available if they need it.
The Warning Signs
The Risk Factors
Facts About Suicide
How You Can Help
Reporting About Suicide
Talking about Suicide and LGBTQ Populations
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.
Programmatic Volunteer Opportunities
TREVORCHAT & TREVORTEXT VOLUNTEER
TrevorChat /TrevorText volunteers are trained to answer instant messages or texts online from young people who are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression and suicide. Volunteers need access to a computer in a private location with a strong internet connection, and should be comfortable with instant messaging and with using the Internet.
TREVOR LIFELINE VOLUNTEER
Trevor Lifeline volunteer 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. This is an onsite volunteer opportunity and those interested need to live near our Call Centers which are located in LA and NYC.
Engagement volunteers support the Community Engagement Department by leading volunteer orientations, tabling at recruitment fairs, and training incoming volunteers in basic Trevor 101.
Event volunteers support The Trevor Project at various events throughout the year including TrevorLIVE, Pride 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.
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. This is an onsite volunteer opportunity only located in LA & NYC.
How to Apply
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 Trevor Youth Advisory Council.
If you are interested in volunteering at The Trevor Project, please click here for our orientation schedule.
Submit an Application
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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.
If you have further questions about our Orientation Schedule or Program and General Volunteer opportunities, please email our Community Engagement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for an orientation here.
Other ways to support Trevor's mission:
TREVOR AMBASSADORS AND NEXTGEN
The Trevor Ambassadors and NextGen groups are comprised of local supporters who are committed to expanding programmatic, communications and fundraising efforts to new geographic areas, helping to ensure LGBTQ youth have the support they need locally when they face a suicide crisis.
Salt Lake City
NextGen Los Angeles
NextGen New York
PRIDE (OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FROM APRIL-AUGUST)
The Trevor Project has major Pride presence in LA, NYC and all our Ambassador cities. For more information, please visit our Pride page.
Trevor Project is a Founding Nonprofit Partner of Revlon’s Love Project 2017