Calling good listeners Lifeline Central West is seeking new volunteers

LIFE SAVING TRAINING: Lifeline Central West Orange crisis support worker Michael Doherty is encourage people to take part in training to become a volunteer. Photo: JUDE KEGH 0809jklifeline1
LIFE SAVING TRAINING: Lifeline Central West Orange crisis support worker Michael Doherty is encourage people to take part in training to become a volunteer. Photo: JUDE KEGH 0809jklifeline1

Lifeline Central West aims to answer thousands of calls for help each month so in an effort to meet that target the not-for-profit counselling service is seeking more volunteers.

Lifeline Central West Crisis Support Services manager Stephanie Robinson said the organisation would hold an information session and training for anyone interested in joining.

“Basically in the Central West our target is to answer around 2000 calls a month which is a pretty huge aim and we need enough people to answer these calls,” Mrs Robinson said.

As part of the recruitment drive, the organisation will hold a weekend of training that includes Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

Mrs Robsinson said there will also be an information session on August 23 at 6pm at the Lifeline office in William Street.

The intensive weekend of training will begin on September 2 and 3 and will be followed by eight weeks of sessions each Monday at 6pm from September 11.

To register for the information session or training email info@lifelinecentralwest.org.au or phone 1300 798 258.