THOUGHTFUL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We are “friends” to those who are suicidal, depressed or in despair. We offer emotional support via telephone help-lines to those passing through personal crisis and in imminent danger of taking their own lives.

The Befrienders Muar is an non-political, non-religious and non-sectarian NGO.

Potential volunteers shall go through a selection process and training will be provided. They will be supported by other experienced volunteers and professional psychiatrists and psychologists.

If you are interested to join us and your age is 24 and above, you are always welcome!

Our volunteers come from all ages, races, religions and walks of life. They are people who are willing to spend some of their time each week supporting those who are in need. If you can listen to people share their problems in a caring, supportive and non-judgmental manner, we’d like to meet you!

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF A BEFRIENDER
– Warmth & caring
– Non-judgmental
– Acceptance
– Confidentiality
– Trustworthy
– Knowledgeable
– Commitment

HOW BEFRIENDING HELPS
– Emotional relief
– Removes isolation
– Improved sense of self-esteem
– Strength to cope
– Responsible to deal with situation
– Find own solutions to problems
– Capacity for growth

JOURNEY TO BE A BEFRIENDER
1. Application & Interview
2. Preview & Preparatory Course
3. Training, Practical & Probation
4. Volunteer of Befrienders

How to Apply

The Befrienders will be holding preview sessions for everyone who is interested to join our organisation. You will get to know in detail about what we do and how we help the community during this session. Interested applicants are urged to attend this preview.

For further details, please email us at admin@befriendersmuar.org.

Please fill in the Volunteer Application form below:


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Education, Skill & Experience


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Disclosures


Declaration and Consent

All the information I have given above is correct. I understand that the selection to be a volunteer is subjected to the consideration of Befrienders Muar.

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.”
Sherry Anderson

“Befriending provides welcome support for some of the most vulnerable members of society and we greatly value the work undertaken by those who voluntarily give up their own time to help others. We see volunteering as an important means of extending people’s participation in their communities, and we respect the contribution that befriending makes to the lives of all those involved.”
Tony Blair