Lifeline South Coast Ambassador
As the eyes and ears within the communities that they
live in, our Ambassadors play a critical role within our
South Coast community.
Engaging with their communities through participation in events and initiatives, our volunteer Ambassadors develop meaningful connections with individuals, community groups, and organisations to better understand key local issues, and encourage open and responsible discussion surrounding mental health and suicide.
These local insights into the South Coast communities that we support helps us to target our services with the aim of raising awareness, reducing stigma, and ultimately preventing suicide.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Provide local insights to help us in targeting our support and services and respond to the needs of your local community.
- Recognise local opportunities for Lifeline South Coast to be involved in community events, activities, and initiatives.
- Represent Lifeline South Coast by attending community events, activities, and initiatives.
- Support the delivery of Lifeline South Coast training.
Skills and Attributes
- Passionate about working with your local community to prevent lives lost to suicide.
- Excellent listening, rapport-building, and communication skills.
- Capacity to understand and help others while maintaining clear boundaries of responsibility.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Benefits and Advantages
- Contribute to mental health and suicide prevention initiatives in your local community.
- Be part of a team of volunteers committed to increasing the resilience and resourcefulness of our South Coast community.
- Gain personal and professional development with training in the areas of mental health, suicide awareness and prevention, and domestic and family violence.
- Give back to your community and know that you are making a real difference in preventing lives lost to suicide.
Become a Lifeline South Coast Ambassador
To better understand key local issues and target our support and services accordingly, we are looking to expand the Ambassador team to have a greater representation along the entire South Coast region. It is important that our Ambassadors represent the people in the communities that we support, and we are committed to building a diverse team of those from all walks of life.
Lifeline South Coast recognizes that there are certain populations – such as men, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those that identity as LGBTQIA+ – that are at higher risk of suicide, and we strongly encourage those that identify with these groups to apply. Furthermore, we acknowledge the valuable perspectives and insights brought by people with personal experience of suicide and/or mental ill-health, and keenly encourage those with lived experience to apply.
To become a Lifeline South Coast Ambassador you will be required to undertake training to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to carry out your role, and commit to representing Lifeline South Coast at community events, activities, and initiatives.
If you are interested in volunteering with us and believe you would make a great fit for the Ambassador team, please apply below.
If you have any questions or would like further information about our Ambassador role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.