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Volunteer Befriender

  • Location: West Launceston TAS
  • Category: Community Services
  • Type of work
    • Counselling & Help Line
  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Families with Children
    • People with disability
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
    • Work Experience
  • Commitment

    Regular - more than 6 months

  • Time Required

    Volunteers are required to work in negotiated time periods of 3 hrs/shift

  • Training

    Volunteer Befrienders will undergo training equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge.

  • Requirements

    Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the level of coverage for volunteers due to various restrictions to ensure they are covered for the roles they will be undertaking.

  • Reimbursement

    Tea,coffee, biscuits,pizza night and recognition events are provided

Lifelink Samaritans is a caring crisis helpline service, totally volunteer run, for those in need of emotional support.

Individuals may phone a Telephone Befriender in times of loneliness, depression, confusion, homelessness, despair, relationship issues and more.

Current volunteers love being part of the program because they gain valuable work and life experience, they make a difference in people's lives and assist in building community resilience.

There are no special skills needed, other than the right attitude and a willingness to commit to the program. Volunteer Befrienders will undergo training, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge (there is a fee attached to the course).

If you are passionate about making a real difference and you are prepared to make a small time commitment to improve someone’s quality of life, contact us today! Our next course will begin as soon as we have sufficient numbers to commence our training.


See all opportunities from Lifelink Samaritans Tas. Inc.