Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the backbone of Lifeline. They are unified in their purpose to make connections, bring hope and save lives. We need passionate and committed volunteers who value the opportunity to connect with others and believe that every life is worth saving. Please join us to help ensure that no call for help goes unanswered.

Lifeline Albury Wodonga is seeking VOLUNTEERS who are able to express empathy, listen respectfully to others and willing to commit to supported ongoing training.

Applications are currently closed.

Volunteer to be a Crisis Supporter

Volunteering as a Crisis Supporter can be challenging but extremely rewarding. Working on the front line of suicide prevention, you could make a significant difference to people experiencing personal crisis.

What’s involved?

Our training course for Telephone Crisis Supporters is commencing in July. The majority of course modules are held on a Saturday morning from 9am – 1pm, some full day session and weeknight sessions. Please review the documents below and attend the information session before applying.

Training & Information Session dates

The majority of training course modules are held on a Saturday morning from 9am – 1pm, some full day session and weeknight sessions. Please review the dates below.

Information Session:
Saturday 5 Feb (10am – 11:30am)

Applications Close:
Monday 21 Feb (5pm)

21 Feb – 25 Feb (by appointment)

Initial Training – Face to Face & eLearning:

Saturday 19 Mar (9am-1pm): Topic 1 Foundational Knowledge

Saturday 26 Mar (9am-1pm): Topic 2 Microskills & Self Awareness

Saturday 2 Apr (9am-1pm): Topic 3 Microskills & Supervision

Saturday 9 Apr (9am – 1pm): Topic 4 P1 Lifeline Practice Framework
Wednesday 13 Apr (6pm-9pm): Topic 4 P2 Lifeline Practice Framework

Saturday 23 Apr (9am-4pm): Topic 5 Introduction to Suicide (no eLearning)

Saturday 30 Apr (9am-1pm): Topic 6 Suicide Crisis Support

Saturday 7 May (9am-1pm): Topic 7 Safety Issues

Saturday 14 May (9am-1pm): Topic 8 Understanding Differences

Saturday 21 May (9am-1pm): Topic 9 Putting it all together

Saturday 28 May (9am-1pm): Practice Clinic

Mon 30 May – Wed 1 Jun (Approx 90 minutes): Assessments by appointment.

For information: Call (02) 60 211 077 or email trainingaw@lifeline.org.au

Why do people volunteer to be a crisis supporter?

Personal and professional growth and development

Enhanced self-awareness.

Giving back to the community.

Learn new skills in a supportive environment

Meet new people and make new friends

Belong to the Lifeline community

Receive ongoing training and professional development

Have an impact nationally on crisis support and suicide intervention.

Who can volunteer?

Lifeline is looking for people with:

  • The ability to express empathy and respect for others and
  • a strong sense of self and self-awareness
  • The capacity to understand and help others
  • The willingness to learn
  • An openness to diversity

‘volunteering is so rewarding particularly when you’ve helped someone to stay safe’

Crisis Support Volunteer

Acknowledgement – The training of new crisis supporters is proudly sponsored by the employees of Zauner Construction.