Volunteer to become a Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporter
Since the creation of Lifeline with the telephone counselling service (now know as telephone crisis support) in 1963, the mission of providing telephone access for crisis support, suicide intervention and community services remains unchanged.
Changing technology has, however, provided improved access to these services.
Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter commenced telephone crisis support in 1966 and has since expanded the service it provides to the community.
Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter is part of the national telephone crisis support service that operates twenty four hours per day, seven days per week along with 41 other centres and a number of sub centres situated across Australia. Lifeline also has an international based service with a number of centres in different countries.
Are you interested in being part of an organisation that really makes a difference?
Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter are calling for people from all walks of life to help maintain its 24 Hour Telephone Crisis Line by training to become a volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporter.
Please find listed below the dates and times for the next Telephone Crisis Supporter’s training course.
For more information or to request an application pack complete the enquiry form below or call Alison, Jessica, Alan or Annette on 02 4940 2000.
PLEASE NOTE, IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU ARE AVAILABLE ON ALL OF THE DATES LISTED.
PLEASE CHECK THE DATES BEFORE REQUESTING A PACK.
Being a Lifeline Volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporter
As a value’s based organisation, our values and mission inform our services and activities within the organisation and the community. Therefore Telephone Crisis Supporters are required to adhere to Lifeline’s values and mission.
Inherent in the role of a Telephone Crisis Supporter is their ability to be non-judgemental, empathetic and respectful in connecting with callers. These qualities are sustained by the personal attributes that the Telephone Crisis Supporter brings to the service.
Volunteering can be a valuable and enriching way to contribute to your community whilst learning more about yourself personally. It can be a great way to up-skill in order to re-join the workforce after a break. It can be a means to learn skills, to meet new people and at the same time, find friendship and fellowship with other Telephone Crisis Supporters.
Volunteering can provide on-the-job training for job seekers or offer experience in a busy working environment. Lifeline can also provide a productive and enjoyable opportunity for retirees.
Don’t lose those skills! Share them by joining our happy Lifeline family and at the same time give something back to the community!
For more information or to go on a waiting list for future training, please contact Annette Cain on 02 4940 2000 during business hours.