Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the backbone of The Trevor Project. Our dedicated team of volunteers helps in every aspect of the organization from programs to communications, to development and special events.


All volunteers must return the signed Volunteer Agreement form found within the packet to us at:

The Trevor Project
ATTN: Volunteer Application
9056 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 208
West Hollywood, CA 90046


Lifeline Counselors

Apply Now

If you are interested in becoming a Lifeline Counselor on The Trevor Lifeline, 866.4.U.TREVOR (866.488.7386), the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, please complete an online application. We currently operate Randy Stone Call Centers on the East Coast and the West Coast.

View Upcoming Training Dates


TrevorSpace Administrators

Apply Now

TrevorSpace is an online, social networking community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 13 through 24, and their friends and allies. We need people to monitor the TrevorSpace site in an effort to maintain a safe space for young LGBTQ people online. Trainings are provided quarterly. We are also looking for people on a one-time or continual basis to write program content for TrevorSpace.


Lifeguard Workshop Facilitators

Apply Now

The Lifeguard Workshop Program was developed to help young people become more aware of the myriad of issues surrounding sexuality and gender identity, and to promote acceptance of LGBTQ youth nationwide. The workshop equips youth with the tools to be able to recognize the warning signs of depression and suicide among their peers as well as to identify the most effective ways to respond to those warning signs in a way that keeps young people safe. Trainings for Lifeguard Workshop facilitators are provided quarterly.

Upcoming Trainings

New York City:
Wednesday, August 18  |  Saturday, August 21
Wednesday, November 3  |  Saturday, November 6
Wednesday, February 23, 2011  |  Saturday, February 26, 2011

Los Angeles:
Wednesday, August 4  |  Saturday, August 7
Wednesday, October 20  |  Saturday, October 23
Wednesday, February 9, 2011  |  Saturday, February 12, 2011


Board Committees

Apply Now

Board Committees consist of members of the Board of Directors, as well as dedicated individuals with an expertise in their field and a commitment to helping make a difference in the lives of young people. Board Committees meet and work throughout the year toward achieving their goals for the organization. The committees include:

Responsible for communications and public relations activities. Members help to facilitate communication between the organization, its supporters and the public. Projects typically surround organizational communication, event public relations, newsletters and publications.

Responsible for supporting the organization’s fundraising activities through special events, individual donors, corporate and foundation giving.

Responsible for ensuring that all programmatic activities serve the needs and goals of the organization. Members make recommendations for improving the quality of the organization’s core programs, including The Trevor Lifeline, "Dear Trevor," TrevorSpace, The Trevor Survival Kit and Lifeguard Workshop Program and to further Research and Policy Initiatives.

Responsible for securing and managing volunteers for various events that support and raise visibility for the organization. The committee also works on volunteer appreciation and retention activities.


Project Volunteers

Apply Now

Project Volunteers help in various ways, from assisting at The Trevor Project administrative offices (located in Los Angeles) with data entry, mass mailings, and general office support to assisting the Program Department with outreach efforts to schools and youth service providers around the county so that they may refer young people in crisis to The Trevor Lifeline.

Trevor Survival Kit
The Trevor Project needs assistance in actively finding educators and youth service providers around the country to utilize the kit to generate constructive dialogue about the myriad of issues surrounding suicide, gender identity and sexual orientation. The kit contains a guide that can be used in conjunction with the Trevor film for educators to help students understand suicide prevention and learn to build acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people in classrooms and communities around the country.

• Assisting in identifying educators and youth service providers
• Contacting educators and youth service providers to offer them the kit (available free of charge)
• Assembling the kit and preparing its contents

Resource Compilation and Updating
The Trevor Helpline provides referrals to local resources on a daily basis; these referrals are in constant need of updating and checking. The Trevor Helpline would also like to add various other referrals. If you are interested in assisting in this project, please email Resources@TheTrevorProject.org.

Office Assistance
The Trevor Project is always on the look out for general office support. Volunteers can assist on an as needed basis with mailings, filing, and other administrative tasks. Please contact The Trevor Project at 310.271.8845.


Event Volunteers

Apply Now

Event Volunteers assist The Trevor Project at various events throughout the year. Currently, The Trevor Project’s key fundraising events are held in Los Angeles and New York City. There are many areas in which one can contribute to ensuring the events are a success in raising funds for the organization.

The following are Special Events that help support The Trevor Project:

Oscar Viewing Party - Los Angeles, CA

Palms Springs Event – Palms Springs, CA
Palms Springs Pool Party - Palm Springs, CA
East Coast Fundraiser – New York, NY

Circle of Hope Reception - Los Angeles, CA

Christopher Street West Pride - West Hollywood, CA
New York Pride - New York, NY
Regional Pride Events - TBD
Trevor NY Benefit - New York City, NY

Trevor Pool Party - Los Angeles, CA

Women’s Social - Los Angeles, CA

Circle of Hope Reception - New York, NY

Gay Days Disneyland – Anaheim, CA

Cracked Xmas Benefit - Los Angeles, CA

How you can help?
Event volunteers help in the following ways:

1. Event Setup & Strike
2. Event flow management
3. VIP escorts
4. Guest and volunteer check-in
5. Gift bag assembly
6. Event planning committee, if applicable