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Lifeline Volunteer Opportunities

By volunteering your time and skills to Lifeline you can help people in crisis.

Lifeline | Volunteer Opportunities

Everyday all around Australia, Lifeline is seeking to recruit volunteers. Lifeline is looking for people from all walks of life who would like to make a commitment to regular volunteer work and who are willing to learn new skills, support others and work within the vision and values of lifeline.

Lifeline relies on over 11,000 Volunteers nationwide to support Lifeline's crisis support line, counselling service, help raise funds, work in retail outlets, or conduct administrative duties.

Volunteers have enabled Lifeline to provide essential crisis support services to the Australian community for over 47 years. Will you help us to continue this commitment to the community? See a list of ways you can help support Lifeline Hunter Central Coast below.

Face to Face Counselling Section

Lifeline Hunter Central Coast offers a face 2 face counselling service across the Hunter Central Coast in 10 locations. We offer brief solution focused counselling to clients, typically 6 sessions over a 6 week period.

Our counsellors are volunteers who donate one day per week to see our clients. All counsellors need to be University trained in Counselling or Psychology and be eligible to be registered with the relevant professional bodies.

To become a volunteer counsellor you will be required to apply with an expression of interest, CLICK HERE for more information or to register.

Student placement is also offered, involves, General Office Duties, Networking, Student placement, observing counselling sessions.

Contact: Anika Sala 4940 2000.

Lifeline Telephone Crisis Line

Training opportunities to become a Telephone Crisis Supporter are available. For more information on the course, CLICK HERE


Lifeline Administration Office

There are a number of other areas, e.g. marketing & finance within Lifeline Administration that may require volunteers.

Contact: Reception 4940 2000.

Lifeline Retail Outlets

Our nine Lifeline Shops in the Hunter Central Coast region rely heavily on volunteer support. Our Lifeline Shop play an important part in supporting the life saving services we offer by providing an income stream. If you would like to help support our retail shops by volunteering,

Click Here for more information


Register your interest in volunteering


To register your interest in volunteering at Lifeline Hunter Central Coast, please fill in the form below and one of our staff members will contact you shortly.


Help us Help Those in Need

Lifeline Hunter Central Coast is 55% self-funded and your support is vital in helping us continue to offer crisis support, counselling, and suicide prevention programs within our region.

Your Donation Will Help Us Save Over 5000 Lives A Year.

Client / Participant Testimonials

  • Brian

    "You really did save my life tonight. I was very very close to doing something silly."


  • David

    "I thought no one could help me and I felt so desperate,
    but talking to someone was the first step to getting my life back."


  • Ian

    "The perspective offered in my lowest moments,
    gave me the strength to continue at moments when I could otherwise have given up."


  • Jenna

    "I never knew it would bring so much relief to talk to someone who cared"
  • John

    "Thank you for that information and thank you for talking to me.
    I actually feel a bit better getting it out of my system and saying how I really feel."
  • Kathy

    "I want to compliment Lifeline for the professional and caring approach. I was very impressed with the service I received yesterday.
    I'd also like to say that many years ago Lifeline literally saved my life when I was in a very dark place. Thank you."
  • Katie

    "Thanks heaps for your help, I feel calmer and a lot less like harming myself now."
  • Matt

    "I even feel better typing to you tonight - I feel like I have taken some action.
    I was a bit scared of calling; but find online chatting less scary. What a great idea."
  • Renee

    "Thank you for having such wonderful people taking time to help others."