Helpline Counsellor

As a volunteer Youthline Counsellor, you will be supporting young people by text and web-chat for a three hour shift, once a week.
This is a fantastic opportunity for supporting other young people, and fabulous for your own personal and professional development.
Full training and ongoing support is provided.*

Youthline Marlborough is supported by Youthline Central South Island and the Marlborough Youth Trust.

Requirements:

PERSONAL SKILLS

Must have good listening and engagement skills with young people.
Can show warmth, unconditional positive regard and a non-judgmental attitude.
Be able to refrain from giving your own opinions or suggestions.
Have some life experience.

*note: TRAINING
If you're already trained as a counsellor then you can miss our training. You will still be required to go through our mentoring process until you feel comfortable to manager a shift yourself. Be able to attend a training weekend in Christchurch on September 4-5th (we'll pay your petrol, and provide accommodation), plus the next six Sundays of counselling training over the videoconference unit at the Marlborough Youth Trust.
Pay a $150 training bond which you get back after two years service.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

This is a significant commitment; one evening (3 hours) per week, for a minimum of two years.

Getting started:
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.

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