Volunteers

GriefLine is almost totally dependent on its volunteers to deliver a service that provides a caring and listening ear to our grieving callers.

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Volunteering at Griefline

Thank you for expressing interest to volunteer with us at GriefLine. Volunteering at GriefLine can be a rich and rewarding experience for people seeking to contribute to improving community wellbeing. All of our volunteers undergo a four day evidence-based Loss and Grief training program. 

We are delighted that the course is very popular and increasingly, people are interested in understanding how to support people through their experience with grief, loss and associated trauma.

Loss and grief course

The four-day training program is presented by qualified senior clinical health professionals, allowing you the opportunity to learn a variety of evidence-based best practice clinical skills to your role in telephone counselling. 

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for volunteers to participate in our February 2021 training program. The dates are:

  • FEBRUARY 2021: 6th & 7th and 13th & 14th

How much does the course cost?

The cost of the course is $400 and is heavily subsidised by GriefLine to ensure that it is affordable. Payment is needed one month prior to course commencement, to ensure spots are filled and to confirm your position in the training. More information on the requirements of volunteering with us will be sent out should you wish to complete the training. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to hearing from you.

Interested in becoming a volunteer telephone counsellor?

If you’re to take the step to becoming a volunteer with GriefLine, please follow these steps and we will be in touch.

  1. Complete the Volunteer Expression of Interest here
  2. Email your resume to admin@griefline.org.au
  3. Email a current police check to admin@griefline.org.au

GriefLine’s Loss and Grief Course also includes a percentage of non-volunteers from a variety of professions, and people participating to further their own education.

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“Being a volunteer at GriefLine is an integral part of my life and is my way of giving back to the community. I have over the years volunteered in different roles and capacities and GriefLine is different. Every time I volunteer, I get the privilege to support someone in their time of need, to be part of their journey. I have an opportunity to use my skill set, my experience to empower and help others.”

. – Rebecca, GriefLine Volunteer Telephone Counsellor