Welcome to Switchboard Victoria
Christmas hampers for older LGBTIQ people
Our Out and About volunteers visit older LGBTIQ people at home and in residential care. Often they are isolated and have no contact with family. This year we will be providing Christmas hampers to brighten up their lives.
If you'd like to help by making a financial contribution please donate through Give Now and add a comment that your donation is to go towards a Christmas hamper.
Telephone counselling, information and referrals
Switchboard is a volunteer organisation which provides a free, confidential and anonymous telephone counselling, referral and information service for the Victorian and Tasmanian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities and their supporters.
The telephones are answered by trained volunteers who themselves identify as LGBTIQ and we receive calls from a wide range of people; some may be experiencing problems at work, in their relationships, with family or who are coming out; not to mention callers who simply want a referral to other community organisations and groups.
We also to speak to the family and friends of people who might identify as LGBTIQ; and receive calls from health and welfare professionals.
Please explore our website and feel free to call our counsellors to seek any information you need or to discuss any issues.
Switchboard is a partner in QLife Australia telephone 1800 184 527 from 3:00pm to midnight seven days.
And read about our new volunteer service, Out and About, a volunteer based home visiting service for older LGBTIQ Victorians.