Volunteer Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporters
Volunteer Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporter
Lifeline Ballarat is recruiting for its next intake of volunteers to complete the Crisis Supporter Workplace Training commencing August 2017. This is the first step to becoming a volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporter and making a real difference in peoples’ lives.
Number of volunteers required
The Role is based at:
All volunteer crisis supporters across Australia undertake nationally recognised training, so they have the skills, knowledge and confidence to help callers to the Lifeline national 13 11 14 crisis line.
Once a volunteer has successfully completed the training, they are invited to become a Lifeline Crisis Supporter. They are also asked to commit to answering calls eight hours each month to the Lifeline 13 11 14 Crisis Support telephone line.
Desirable personal skills/qualities:
The ideal Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporter is a person with empathy, an open heart, an open mind, and who can connect with help-seekers.
Volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporters are all ages and come from all backgrounds and vocations. They share a strong desire to make a difference and to help those who are in crisis or having thoughts of suicide.
They will also be able to demonstrate:
– Computer skills or the ability to acquire these skills
– A high level of written and verbal English communication skills
Volunteer Role Key duties
To undertake crisis supporter training with Lifeline Ballarat with the prospect of being invited to become a Lifeline Crisis Supporter on achievement of competency.
You will need to have or be willing to undertake:
- Police Check
- Working with children check
- Character references
For further details contact: Michelle MacGillivray
03 5322 4996