Youthline Southland is a youth development organisation, their work is community focussed and aims to nurture mental wellness in young people and to prevent and reduce the occurrences and community harms of suicide.
The process of becoming a volunteer helpline counsellor requires volunteers to take part in an extensive training programme before they are permitted to work on the helpline.
Some of the duties include:
Some of the benefits of volunteering with Youthline as a Helpline Counsellor are:
Also, a part of being an awesome human and able to support our youth…
“The training you receive as a volunteer for YL is something you can use throughout life”.
“It is also a comprehensive training programme that runs for a number of weekends and helps give our volunteers a range of skills."
Application pack that includes five main components which require completion.
· Helpline Induction Training Programme Application
· Referee Statement (please pass this form onto your chosen referee)
· Proof of Identity Form
· Declaration of Criminal Convictions
· Copy of ID
Interview stage, then training invitation. Therefore, the process of becoming a volunteer helpline counsellor requires volunteers to take part in an extensive training programme before they are permitted to work on the helpline. The training program runs through 4 full weekends and it is mandatory. Next intake training TBC soon.
Two to Three 3-hour helpline shifts per month.
The possibility to work from home it may be possible, after a certain amount of experience.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.
Youth & Children