HELPING OTHERS: Lifeline North Coast spokesperson Lyn Anderson is looking for volunteers for an extremely rewarding job.
HELPING OTHERS: Lifeline North Coast spokesperson Lyn Anderson is looking for volunteers for an extremely rewarding job. TREVOR VEALE

Do a course, you might save a life

IF YOU would like to make a profound difference to someone’s life, you should think about becoming a Lifeline telephone counsellor.

The organisation is looking for volunteers to complete a three-month course next month.

“It’s marvellous to be a part of a community service that is available for anyone who is troubled and needs to talk,” Lifeline North Coast branch spokesperson Lyn Anderson told the Coffs Coast Advocate.

“We have a great team of telephone counsellors but we need more. We could easily accommodate plenty more to fill our shifts and this is why training courses are run on a regular basis.”

The course is open to anyone with a desire to help others in the community and covers a comprehensive range of counselling skills which can improve relationships. People also come away with an enhanced sense of self-awareness.

“It’s an extremely rewarding role and a great feeling to know you are genuinely helping others. All our volunteers are wonderful people who come from all walks of life.”

Applicants do not need any previous experience but they must be prepared to commit to the training and the service.

The course commences on March 8 and runs on Monday evenings as well as one weekend for Living Works Suicide Intervention Training, as well as two other Saturdays.



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