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Crisis Support Volunteer

  • Location: Subiaco WA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    Minimum of one 3 hr shift per week, but we ideally need people who can also commit to overnight and weekend shifts regularly as well.

  • Suitable for
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Counselling & Help Line
  • Training

    Full training (with follow up) provided

  • Reimbursement

    Tea, coffee, biscuits

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *

    Must be able to relate easily to other people, have a clear speaking voice and a good grasp of the English language, be non-judgemental and a good listener.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

We are seeking volunteers to work on our helpline. As a volunteer in this very important role you will be offering confidential, non-judgmental, emotional telephone and email support to the lonely, despairing or suicidal or those at risk of becoming so.

Samaritan volunteers are everyday people who are willing to give their time to support those in crisis. What makes a Samaritan special is their discretion, reliability, open-mindedness and willingness to really listen to others.

Wondering if you could become a Samaritans? See how you go with these questions:

  • Lisa is 14 and pregnant. Should she have an abortion?
  • Eric is 26 and HIV-positive. Should he tell his family?
  • Lily is 43. Her husband has a girlfriend in China. Should she leave him?
  • Albert is 68 and in constant pain from cancer. Would it be right for him to take an overdose?

If you answered a definitive yes or no to these questions than volunteering with the Samaritans is probably not right for you. If you can listen to people tell their stories without making judgements we encourage you to contact us.

Comprehensive training and ongoing support are provided. Flexible volunteer hours are available.