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HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER COUNSELLOR

 


WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN VOLUNTEERS

 

  • Volunteers should be 21 years old or older
  • Volunteers should be situated in Johannesburg and willing to travel to Rivonia on a regular basis
  • Be committed to being a SADAG volunteer as a telephonic counsellor for at least 6 months
  • It is beneficial to have a background in psychology or some experience in mental health
  • Once training has been completed, volunteers are required to commit to at least one 4-hour counselling call centre shift per week, during the 8am-12pm; 12pm-4pm or 4pm-8pm time slots available 7 days a week.

 


THE APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer counsellor.

Applications are now closed.

Click here to complete the form

 


VOLUNTEER COUNSELLOR TRAINING ACTIVITIES

 

  • Volunteers have to complete a 12-part training program which entails 8 online e-learning sessions and 4 on-site practical training shifts.
  • Following the 12 training sessions, a final assessment will be completed.
  • Volunteers are required to attend monthly Counsellor Meetings which are held on the last Saturday of every month, between 9am and 11am. (Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings are hosted via Zoom)

 


ONGOING SUPPORT FOR VOLUNTEER COUNSELLORS

 

  • Mentorship programs run by senior SADAG counsellors
  • Free debriefing after difficult or emotionally taxing calls
  • Supervision and support during shifts
  • Regular emails with interesting local and international articles, webinars and new information related to mental health

 


OTHER VOLUNTEER OPTIONS

 

 


VOLUNTEERING AT SADAG

 

 

 

 

If you have any further queries, please contact Lara on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 011 234 4837

 

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