Listening Ear is a non-critical, confidential helpline with trained, caring volunteers who offer support, understanding and a friendly ear. We are not counsellors, but we use our life experience, empathy and listening skills to help people in the community who are upset, worried or lonely and just want someone to talk to. Calls are confidential. We do not judge. We do not ask for personal information. We do not promise to solve problems. It is surprising how nice it is to be heard by someone who is prepared to LISTEN.
Volunteers in the Sydney area with empathy, life experience and a desire to give back to the community only should apply.
All training is provided. Fortnightly professional development workshops are held alternately on Zoom and at Lindfield. Calls are taken from your own home. Flexible shifts, depending on your own availability, are once a week for 4 Hours, between 9am-9pm (9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm, 5pm-9pm) Training will be on Zoom next training March 2024.
Orientation and Training for New Volunteers: Orientation is Saturday morning 17 February Training dates: Saturday mornings 2,9,16 & 23 March 2024 Cost $165.
For more information and to register for this role you will receive details and links in the return email you will receive when submitting interest in this role online. Please look out for this email.
Benefits: Members of Listening Ear enjoy satisfaction, friendship, personal growth and educational opportunities for self and indirectly for family and friends with their increased knowledge and awareness of community needs. We were awarded the 2019 Sydney North Volunteer team of the year.