Giving a part of my annual productive hours to worthwhile community causes has been a part of my work practice since about 2005. After an almost three year hiatus in Singapore (due to the longer work hours) I am restarting that practice again in 2012.

In the past, it has been me bringing my professional expertise to a not-for-profit organisation. This time round, I am integrating my own professional development with the community work ā€“ I am going to be a Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporter.

I see the following professional development prospects:

Iā€™m sure I will discover more as I become certified and start volunteering on the phones. The comprehensive training starts tonight!


If you need help, call Lifeline (Australia-wide) on 13 11 14. Visit to find out more about what they do.