Lifeline Central Coast supports everyday Australian’s in crisis situations, whether that be financial, personal or emotional and is currently on the lookout for volunteers.
Volunteers are the backbone of the organisation and allow Lifeline Central Coast to continue offering lifesaving services in the local region. This is the 25th National Volunteer week and they want to thank the volunteers that give up their time to help. Lifeline Central Coast events coordinator Ms Katie Allen said: “There are so many options available for people wanting to help to make a difference.” “So if you don’t know where to start, give us a call.“ While some volunteer opportunities seem to make a more direct difference by dealing with those in need, every volunteer helps contribute to making the service sustainable and we couldn’t continue without them.”
Trained volunteer counsellors answer the crisis support line, truck drivers help collect donations and sorters work tirelessly going through the donations to provide stock for our Lifeline Shops, which are also supported by retail volunteers. There are a number of volunteers who sit on committees and help with the events when they can. If anyone has a special talent and would like to run a fundraising event, but isn’t sure how to get started, Lifeline Central Coast is willing to work with you and help. “Everyone has the ability to help if they want to, it’s just a matter of ﬁnding the right ﬁt so they get enjoyment out of the experience” says Ms Allen.
12 May 2014
Emma Askew, Lifeline
Newcastle and Hunter