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Aging Services - Social Support

Enjoy new connections and experiences in your local area with our social support programs.

We work with people as they grow older and want to stay active, maintain their independence and enjoy life.

Find out more about our social support programs at unitingvictas.org.au


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Community Wellbeing - North West Metro, Bendigo and Goulburn Murray

Every day, our services support individuals, families and communities across Victoria and Tasmania.

By volunteering with us, you will become an important part of our team, helping to create positive change for people and communities. 

Find out more about our programs at unitingvictas.org.au


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Community Wellbeing - Prahran and South Melbourne

Every day, our services support individuals, families and communities across Victoria and Tasmania.

By volunteering with us, you will become an important part of our team, helping to create positive change for people and communities. 

Find out more about our programs at unitingvictas.org.au


 

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Business and social enterprises

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Community Wellbeing - Tasmania

Every day, our services support individuals, families and communities across Victoria and Tasmania.

By volunteering with us, you will become an important part of our team, helping to create positive change for people and communities. 

Find out more about our programs at unitingvictas.org.au


 

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Community Wellbeing - Western Victoria

Every day, our services support individuals, families and communities across Victoria and Tasmania.

By volunteering with us, you will become an important part of our team, helping to create positive change for people and communities. 

Find out more about our programs at unitingvictas.org.au


 

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Community Wellbeing and Op Shops - Gippsland

Every day, our services support individuals, families and communities across Victoria and Tasmania.

By volunteering with us, you will become an important part of our team, helping to create positive change for people and communities. 

Find out more about our programs at unitingvictas.org.au


 

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Where we need support

Business and social enterprises

Community Wellbeing and Capacity Building

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Lifeline Melbourne

 

Volunteering with Lifeline Melbourne

  • Are you passionate about mental health?
  • Can you provide a non-judgemental, respectful and safe space for individuals in crisis to talk?
  • Are you looking for a volunteer role that is meaningful?

 

Come and join the Lifeline Melbourne and provide a human connection to help people get through their darkest moments.

 

Our Crisis Supporters come from diverse backgrounds and ages. Our volunteers may be studying, employed, or retired; however, all bring a wealth of experience to their role.

 

It’s not necessary to have counselling experience or skills to be selected for training.  We are looking for volunteers who have empathy, a mature outlook, and can listen and respond compassionately to the concerns of others.

 

Being a Crisis Supporter requires a minimum 12-month commitment for initial training, with ongoing volunteering as part of the Melbourne Lifeline Team once you are accredited.

 

If you are considering applying for this course, please read the following pre-enrolment course information booklet carefully prior to submitting your application, as it will answer many questions regarding the trainingPre-Enrolment-Course-Information-Booklet-V5.3-Jan-2020.pdf  (opens in a new window)

 

Lifeline is a Registered Training Organisation.  Upon completion of the Lifeline Crisis Supporter Workplace Training (CSWT) course you will obtain a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in the following Units of Competence: 

  • CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCCCS028 Provide client-centred support to people in crisis.

 

Please note, Lifeline does not accept any volunteers or students (for placement) unless they have undergone the appropriate CSW Training.  The course fee in 2022 is $950.00 and payment is required prior to commencing training - more information will be provided if you are successful in your application.  To apply, you must be an Australian Permanent resident or Australian Citizen.

 

We are currently opened for submission of applications for the rest of 2022.  Please note we have limited spaces for the following groups:  August, and October 2022.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email lifelinetraining@vt.uniting.org

 

How to apply

Step 1 - Apply online


Complete your application by clicking the fill in an application button at the bottom of the page.  

 

You will be asked to create a username, provide an email address and create a password before proceeding to the application form. 

 

Step 2 - Interview

We’ll then process your application and inform you if we require any further information or would like you to attend an interview. 

 

Step 3 - Training 

Once your application has been completed you will be invited to commence training as a Crisis Supporter.

 

 

If you are interested in volunteering at Lifeline Ballarat please click here

 

 


Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

It is a condition of engagement that all eligible workforce in Victoria receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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Op Shops - North West Vic

Putting people first.


Social enterprises are businesses with a social purpose. Their proceeds generate additional income for our services in local communities.

Our social enterprises include:

  • Op shops - selling second hand clothing and goods
  • Event catering - serving up food and training opportunities
  • Corporate training and consulting - professional development for businesses who want to get better at caring for their consumers
  • Austalian Disability Enterprises.


Giving back to local communities
Supporting social enterprises can be a great way to give back to your local community.

By volunteering with us, you will become an important part of our team, helping to create positive change for people and communities. 

Find out more about our programs at unitingvictas.org.au


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Southern & Eastern Melbourne

Every day, our services support individuals, families and communities across Victoria and Tasmania.

By volunteering with us, you will become an important part of our team, helping to create positive change for people and communities. 

Find out more about our programs at unitingvictas.org.au


Hear the real story


 

Search below to find an opportunity to join in the fun! 

 

Where we need support

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