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Community volunteering

There are number of ways to volunteer your time and skills with Lifeline on a local level through our 40 centres operating around the nation. By connecting with others locally, you are contributing to making a positive difference nationally.

Ways to volunteer for Lifeline in the community

As Australia's largest suicide prevention service, Lifeline relies on local volunteers to support our community initiatives that enable Lifeline to support people in crisis, no matter where they are, 24 hours a day. If you enjoy giving back to your local community and connecting with others, then you can help us save lives.

We are always looking to recruit, onboard, and train new volunteers.  Learn what it takes to become a volunteer Crisis Supporter and keep people safe.

Lifeline’s Retail Volunteers ensure the Lifeline pre-loved network of 250 shops raise much needed revenue so that Lifeline can continue to respond to people who need us.  Our Retail Volunteers are often the public face of Lifeline, it is a very warm and connected community.  Some of the Volunteer roles available include:

  • Retail assistant
  • Warehouse sorter
  • Truck drivers
  • Cashier
  • Display designer

To find out what volunteer roles available, find your local Lifeline Centre. 

Lifeline’s book fairs are famous events around the nation, often attracting thousands of customers eager to find a good read.  But the events take a lot of work to pull together so they can raise much-needed revenue to help their local Lifeline Centre to continue saving lives.  Book Fair volunteers are often avid readers, they have a good eye for opportunity and enjoy the company of others.  They work well in a team to deliver a great event.  Book fair volunteer roles are varied and may include:

  • Book collection
  • Pamphlet dropping
  • Point of Sale contact
  • Book sorting
  • Truck driving
  • Tea and coffee makers

To find out what volunteer roles available, find your local Lifeline Centre. 

Our world is full of talented people with individual professions.  Often the best volunteering you can offer is what you know well.  Our 40 Centres around the nation utilise the skills of pro bono providers for all sorts of activity such as:

  • Graphic design
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Social media
  • Website content development &/or design

To find out what volunteer roles available, find your local Lifeline Centre. 

Join a fundraiser or host a fundraiser on behalf of Lifeline, see our Fundraising page.

Provide assistance with office activities at your local Lifeline Centre.

To find out what volunteer roles available, find your local Lifeline Centre. 

Volunteer for Lifeline through an organised workplace volunteering program.

For more information see our Corporate Partnerships page.

Other ways to get involved

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Not sure if these opportunities are right for you?

Want to volunteer, but these roles don't sound like something you would be able to do? View our crisis
supporter opportunities.