This is a cross post from the Lifeline Message Board.
Hello to all, we are coming to the end of another year and always need help throughout the year. We currently have only 6 or 7 active volunteers to manage the chat and we volunteers are only human as well so can't cover the chat all the time or be open when it maybe most needed. We need to recruit more volunteers to assist with the chat so please consider becoming a volunteer here in the chat.
The basic process is you send the Lifeline an email (refer to the contact lifeline for the address). In the email please indicate how long you have been a member, the reason you want to be a volunteer and what you think you can bring to the lifeline chat. This information will be put on a volunteer site and discussed between the volunteers currently serving, each may have their own standard of judgement and what they will be looking for.
In my own case I will be looking for 1)how long a person has been a member. 2)how much time per week they maybe able to donate to the chat. 3)a promise to remain as a volunteer for at least 1 year.
As I have said other volunteers may look for different things so be as clear in your email submission as possible.
Also it has been pointed out that it will help if this post were also posted on both GC and BC however I don't have posting privilege's on either so if someone would be kind enough to copy and post this message on those sites it would be appreciated
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