Volunteer Crisis SupporterLifeline provides a National Telephone Crisis Support Service on 13 11 14.
The service aims to support people in their time of emotional distress or crisis.
The Crisis Supporters operating this service at Lifeline South Coast are volunteers and work from offices in Wollongong.
How To Become A Volunteer
To become a Volunteer Crisis Supporter for Lifeline’s 24 Hour Crisis Support Service you will need to successfully complete the National Crisis Supporter Training Course, make a commitment to regular shifts and pass a National Criminal Record check. This will ensure you will be confident, skilled and able to provide support to Lifeline’s callers in their time of need. The training course includes e-learning, face-to-face training sessions, practice sessions, observation of accredited Crisis Supporters, skill role plays and assessments.
Lifeline South Coast offers training under Lifeline Australia RTO 88036. Please view information from Lifeline Australia regarding our National Training Program by visiting the Lifeline Australia website.
Lifeline South Coast is offering three training courses in 2021. A compulsory information night for each course will be held in Wollongong. You MUST attend the information night to be eligible to apply.
Upcoming Courses in 2021
2021 Course 1: 1 February–31 March 2021 (Nowra)
We are currently taking applications for our February course to be based in Nowra. A compulsory information night will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday 26 November 2020.
If you are interested in coming to an upcoming information session please read this information sheet and register via the online form below.
You can read the proposed timeline for this course here.
Applications close Sunday 13 December.
2021 Course 2: 3 June–29 July 2021 (Wollongong)
A compulsory information night will be held on 8 April 2021 in Wollongong. You can find out the details and register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Course 2: 5 October–29 October 2021 (Wollongong)
A compulsory information night will be held on 12 August 2021 in Wollongong. You can find out the details and register your interest by emailing email@example.com
Please read the following documents before attending one of our training information sessions
- Student Volunteer Crisis Supporter Position Description
- CSWT Pre Enrolment Information Booklet
- Frequently asked questions about Volunteer Crisis Supporter training
If you have any further questions, please email our training team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lifeline South Coast Volunteer Crisis Support Training Course is proudly sponsored by BlueScope WIN Community Partners.
Register your interest for an upcoming course
Book Sorting Volunteer
Book Fair Volunteer
Lifeline’s Big Book Fair is the major fundraising event for Lifeline’s 24-hour telephone crisis support service in the Illawarra and South Coast. The next Big Book Fair is being held on 20-22 March 2020 at the Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley. Why not join us as a volunteer at this well-known community event?
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