Volunteer for Lifeline Ballarat
We need you. Together we can make a difference.
3,128 Australians ended their life by suicide in 2017. That's almost 9 people a day and 1 person every 3 hours. There are 7 suicide attempts every hour.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations continue to experience approximately double the national suicide rate. In 2017, 165 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons died as a result of suicide, relating to a suicide rate of 25.5 deaths per 100,000 persons (ABS Causes of death 2016).
Lifeline Ballarat supports the national Lifeline network. Our volunteers provide confidential telephone crisis support and referral services to people in crisis.
Last year Lifeline Ballarat volunteer Crisis Supporters answered close to 10,000 calls from Australians in distress. To continue answering calls we need the support of caring and committed volunteer Crisis Supporters.
Could you be a volunteer Crisis Supporter for Lifeline?
- A journey of self discovery and development
- Nationally recognised training
- The opportunity to participate in a unique form of community service
- Ongoing support, mentoring and supervision wiithin a community of friendly, committed people.
Here are the top four responses:
- Making a difference and helping people
- Contributing to the wider community
- Relaxed, safe, caring environment
- Improving skills and continual self development
More information about applying to be a Crisis Supporter is here.
T: 9051 7471
E: [email protected]