THE Taree Lifeline store held an open day on Wednesday, inviting potential volunteers and other members of the public to come in to the store and see how it is run.
The open day was in conjunction with National Volunteer Week and was an opportunity for the volunteer-run store to show people exactly what they do and how rewarding it is to volunteer with an organisation like Lifeline.
Store manager, Linda Murray said it had been a great day and was pleased to see six new volunteers sign up.
"The Lifeline shops provide 80 per cent of Lifeline's overall funding so it is such a vital part of the organisation," Linda said.
"Lifeline couldn't provide help for people without the stores and the stores simply couldn't run without volunteers so it's wonderful to have more people joining us."
Everyday all around Australia, Lifeline is recruiting volunteers.
Lifeline Mid Coast are looking for people from all walks of life who would like to make a commitment to regular volunteer work and who are willing to learn new skills, support others and work within the vision and values of Lifeline.
It takes a lot of dedicated people to provide Lifeline's telephone crisis support services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across Australia and crisis centre courses cost $4000 to complete, per individual, which is where much of the Lifeline shop's funding goes.
If you'd like to find out more about volunteering in the shop, or becoming a volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporter, call in to Lifeline Taree, in Manning Street and chat to one of the friendly staff.