Lifeline looking for volunteers for crisis support
LIFELINE North Coast is looking for caring people to be trained as part of their telephone crisis support volunteer team.
The accredited evening course begins in Coffs Harbour on July 1.
You can come from any walk of life, all you need is the ability to care and to listen.
In fact, the varied backgrounds of our team is what makes Lifeline.
Skills learned in the course, especially communication skills, can also be carried over and help in your personal life.
Lifeline provides non-judgemental support when people are in crisis.
Everyone's definition of crisis is different, but in Lifeline's terms, a crisis is "an individual reaction to an event or experience".
That experience could be grief or loss, physical or mental health problems, suicidal thoughts or behaviours, dealing with stress, a natural disaster or violence or trauma.
It's not just about answering the phones and giving support to callers, at Lifeline North Coast it's about being part of a team of like-minded people.
When you volunteer at Lifeline, you don't just give back to the community, you meet people and become part of a happy, close team.
We have social functions and often enjoy a cuppa together after a shift. You always have support and someone to talk to.
Please call 02 6651 4093 for information.