By volunteering your time and experience to Lifeline you will help people in crisis – people experiencing depression, isolation, suicidal thoughts, gambling or relationship problems and mental health or gender issues.

We look for people from all walks of life who want to make a commitment to regular volunteer work and are willing to learn new skills, support others and work within the vision and values of Lifeline.

Contact Lifeline Central Victoria & Mallee for more information.

In volunteering for Lifeline not only will you be making a difference to the lives of other Australians who use Lifeline, but you’ll be enriching your own life.

It takes a lot of dedicated people to provide Lifeline’s telephone crisis support services across Australia. We rely on over 11,000 volunteers nationwide, over 70 of whom are based in Bendigo with Lifeline Central Victoria & Mallee.

Lifeline has provided essential crisis support services to Australians for over 50 years. Have you ever thought about getting involved and helping us continue this commitment to the community?

Why do people volunteer?

  • Giving back to the community; a sense of achievement and pride that comes with that.
  • Personal and professional growth.
  • Learning new skills and experiencing new things.
  • Meeting new people and making friends.
  • Training, development and career opportunities.
  • Potential career opportunities
  • Knowing that you really make a difference!

Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporter Training
To become a volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporter for Lifeline you’ll need to undertake extensive training, make a commitment to shifts and meet further selection criteria. We want to ensure you’ll be confident, skilled and able to provide support to Lifeline’s callers in their time of crisis or stress. If you’re interested we’d like to hear from you. This type of volunteering is very rewarding. Please contact Lifeline Central Victoria & Mallee to find out more.