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Volunteer with Lifeline

We value you, and your skills and experience

Volunteering with Lifeline Northern Beaches is a whole new experience.

Volunteering is always fulfilling, and it can be fun and rewarding in ways you’ve never imagined.

How much time would I be expected to give?

It’s not about giving up huge numbers of hours – well, not unless you want it to be! Everyone’s circumstances are different, and we welcome every person’s unique contribution, no matter how big or small, one-off or ongoing.

But to generalise, it’s probably fair to say that the person who can make a rock-solid commitment to a couple of hours a week, every week, is probably easier for us to fit-in than the person who can give us big chunks of his or her time, but only irregularly.

Put your skills to new uses

Volunteering with Lifeline Northern Beaches can be one-off or ongoing. It can be easy or stretching. It can give you new skills, or give you an opportunity to put your existing skills to new uses.

You’ll meet a lot of like-minded people.

And you’ll be helping to make a big difference.

Every hour of volunteered time helps us to care for more people in better ways

Volunteers are vital to the work of Lifeline Northern Beaches, and make up the majority of our work force.

Whatever you can give of your expertise and time, (from a few hours a week upwards), will make a huge difference in helping us to save lives and to support those in need within our community.

  • Work in our Balgowlah office
  • Work in one of our shops
  • Work at our book fairs
  • Work out in the community

Lifeline Northern Beaches has a broad and diverse range of volunteer needs. Our policy is to match volunteers to specific roles and needs, not vice versa.

If you are seriously interested in volunteering, register your details with us, and we will recontact you as and when appropriate opportunities become available.

Experienced in any of these?

Just of the few areas of expertise that we are looking for right now.

  • Administration
  • Project Management
  • Counselling
  • Retail
  • Warehouse/Logistics
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Event Management
  • Grant writing

 Over the course of a typical year, Lifeline Northern Beaches has opportunities for a wide range of volunteer involvements. Your expertise is important to us, whatever it is.

Examples of current Lifeline Northern Beaches volunteering roles

  • Telephone Crisis Supporter
  • Personal Counsellor
  • Volunteers to visit in Nursing Homes & Hostels through our Community Visitors Scheme
  • Book Fair Helper
  • Shop Assistant
  • Business Community Networker
  • Clubs & Organisations Liaison
  • Social Media Specialist
  • IT Support
  • Clothing Warehouse Assistant
  • Pick-up and delivery of books & clothes donations

Directly or indirectly, every one of these roles helps us fund or operate our vital life-saving services.

    Apply to become a Lifeline Volunteer


Host your own fundraising event

Don't have the time to commit to volunteering on a regular basis, but have an idea for your own fundraising or volunteer initiative?

Why not consider planning and hosting your own event and raising funds on behalf of Lifeline.

Planning your own event can be a fun and rewarding experience. You have the opportunity to create something in your own style and to suit your own interests, all while supporting a great cause.

Lifeline may be able to provide you with additional support to help make your event a success and reach your fundraising goals.

For more information to get you started on your fundraising event, visit this page.

Registered already?

Participate in our Volunteer Skills Survey

If you are already registered with us as a volunteer, you are welcome to participate in our Lifeline Northern Beaches Volunteer Skills Survey.

This is not obligatory. However, completing the survey form is a means of ensuring that full and accurate details of your skills, interests and experience are kept in our volunteer database. This may increase our ability to match your details to specific role/opportunity needs.

Please click here to go to the survey