Become a Telephone Crisis Supporter – Applications Open Now

May 26, 2017

Applications have just opened for members of the public interested in becoming Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporters.

The Lifeline network took over a million calls last year and the demand is set to increase in coming years as people become more aware of issues like mental health, suicide, domestic violence and services such as Lifeline, that can help during a crisis. Across Gippsland and the country, there has been an increase in the number of people seeking help. Whilst it is extremely positive that more people are reaching out, with 1 suicide every 3 hours in Australia (which is the highest rate of suicide deaths recorded in the past 10 years, according to ABS statistics), we always need more volunteers to support  Australians going through tough times.

It’s an awesome feeling to be there for another human being in their time of need, and whilst calls to Lifeline are all unique, there is one thing they all have in common – they are about connecting people with care and emotional support in their time of need.

Applications have just opened for members of the public interested in becoming Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporters. Volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporters come from all walks of life, and as full training is provided,  they do not need any prior qualifications.

To learn more about becoming a Telephone Crisis Supporter, please contact the Lifeline Gippsland office on 5136 3500, visit www.lg.org.au/volunteer or email Reception@llg.org.au

Lifeline Gippsland is holding an Information Workshop for anyone who wants to find out more about becoming a lifeline volunteer:

Thursday June 15th  5:30pm at Lifeline Gippsland, Cnr Church & Fleming Streets, Morwell

We’d love to welcome you!