Hello Hunter partners with churches to mobilise volunteers to help people in need, regardless of their faith background, commitment, or other social standing or identity. It is for people in the Hunter Region experiencing loneliness and or social isolation.
Our volunteers are available for a friendly chat. They are not counsellors or health professionals but they have time to listen. If you need specialist help they will assist you in finding the help you need.
They can make a delivery of essential food or medicine if a temporary situation has come up that means you are unable to get to the shops.
Hello Hunter partners with Churches and their volunteers are available to pray with you on request. In times of crisis prayer can provide comfort and direction.
NOTE: Call Centre Demonstration Scenario (the neighbour in this clip has been acted by a volunteer). The privacy of all those who reach out for support is protected.
Hello Hunter is not a crisis or emergency number. If you are in immediate risk of harm please call one of the following numbers. EMERGENCY call triple zero 000 (If someone is seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help, your life or property is being threatened or you have just witnessed a serious accident or crime). LIFELINE 13 11 14 (If you are having suicidal thoughts. While it is OK to have suicidal feelings, it is important to reach out and let someone know how you’re feeling). NSW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE 1800 6564 63 (Crisis counselling and referral for women experiencing domestic violence).
Hello Hunter partners with Christian churches whose volunteers are committed to the safety of all those participating in the programme. Volunteers are screened, trained and supported by their team leader and the regional call centre team.
Hello Hunter is committed to the safety of volunteers, staff and every person who reaches out for assistance. We are committed to preventing harm and abuse and understand that we are responsible and accountable under State and Federal law to protect children and vulnerable people.
If you have any feedback, concerns or complaints we encourage you to connect with us by completing a feedback form. Hello Hunter is committed to responding appropriately and respectfully to concerns raised. Hello Hunter's Feedback Form - CLICK HERE