Calling for supporters: Lifeline makes public plea for more volunteers

Belinda Quinn, Ray Talbot, and Stephanie Robinson.

Belinda Quinn, Ray Talbot, and Stephanie Robinson.

LIFELINE Central West is looking for more volunteers to undertake training to become crisis supporters for the organisation. 

Crisis support services manager Stephanie Robinson said Lifeline “strongly wants to recruit” more people to answer calls from people in need of assistance. 

“We can’t answer the calls if we don’t have volunteers,” she said.

“Our goal each month is to answer around 2000 calls. Ideally, we need around 120 crisis supporters to do that.” 

Lifeline’s training course will provide volunteers with the necessary skills to give assistance in a number of situations.

While it takes around nine to 12 months to become fully accredited, the first step in becoming a crisis supporter is undergoing a weekend of training. 

Lifeline will start its training for crisis supporters on September 2 and 3. 

To undertake training call 1300 798 258 or send an email to ataylor@lifelinecentralwest.org.au.