24hr Counselling Volunteers
I am a LifeLine Ekurhuleni volunteer, which makes me feel very privileged and humble, when people share their stories with me.”
What is it like to be a counsellor? “It is very, very special. It’s exhilarating and incredibly moving to be there to talk to someone in distress who needs a non judgmental and empathetic person to talk to. It can be challenging and scary at times but the feel-good factor is immense, there can be only a tiny number of functions that have this level of task satisfaction.”
Being a volunteer for LifeLine has been an enriching experience – I feel I’ve received more than I’ve given over the years. I’m thankful to all the callers for what they’ve taught me about life. I’m also thankful for the good friends I’ve made at LifeLine.”
“In this dry, cruel world LifeLine stands out as a refuge. A place where for a moment I can lay my burdens down and rest awhile. Leaning for support on the compassionate, listing, non-judgemental, understanding heart of fellow LifeLiners. And then to stand up again feeling refreshed, filled with a sense that the world and life have seemingly endless opportunities, and the knowledge that I can face another day.”
Victim Support Volunteers
Some words of thanks for the supervision and training LifeLine has provided: “Most caring people, from diverse personalities, that have taught me a lot and have learned a lot from them.”
They have provided skills and they empowered us a lot.
LifeLine develops oneself and the community. LifeLine offers warmth, care, support, knowledge and opportunities.
Improved our skills and have provided knowledge to us. I have gained a lot through them and have provided growth for us