Skip to main content Skip to bottom nav

Online Volunteer Opportunities: Why should I be a 7Cups listener?

142 Answers
Last Updated: 12/14/2020 at 11:37pm
Online Volunteer Opportunities: Why should I be a 7Cups listener?
1 Tip to Feel Better
United States
Moderated by

Meredith Seltzer, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

The therapeutic relationship can assist you in accomplishing your goals and clarifying your wants and needs. As a skilled counselor and therapist I will help you along the way

Top Rated Answers
January 18th, 2016 6:33pm
Its a great experiance and gives you a chance to connect with people and just be you. Plus the rewards of reviews are cool.
February 29th, 2016 2:43am
It gives you a sense of worth in some ways. It goes along with my career choice, and gives me gratification. Also, it helps me through my own issues in life too.
March 29th, 2016 1:16pm
it's a great place to volunteer the timing is flexible you get to reach out to people from all over the globe and a big bonus is that you get to be a part of a caring and supportive community like a safehouse
April 26th, 2016 4:37pm
According to my experience to be a listener is very good. if your aspirations are helping others, than you can do it as a listener. In my current situation Im studing Gestalt therapy and practicing my knowledge as a listener on 7 cups. The feedback from members make me feel great
June 13th, 2016 11:28am
I also work in healthcare I have a lot of experience in listening and supporting anyone who wishes to talk to me
July 12th, 2016 12:19pm
Beacause helping people is one of the best feelings. You should be a 7cups listener 'cause you never know with who you are talking with and what she/he's going to say to you. Personally I think that people need someone who listen to them, someone who they don't know. So here you are, if you want to feel a better person and want to help other, just do it.
August 8th, 2016 7:35pm
You can do it on your own schedule, its anonymos, comitment is on a case-by-case basis, and you get to feel great when going to sleep at night.
September 26th, 2016 12:19am
You should be a 7cups listener because, its a beautiful thing to help others through tough times. Because sometimes people don't know what to do, or have feelings bundled up in them, so its good to listen to those who need it. ( Remember, what ever you do to help others remind yourself of that when you're in a rough situation ) You're strong. And 7cups listeners are here to help guide you in the correct direction, to show that others aren't alone.
October 11th, 2016 5:39pm
I used to think that I was too upset all the time to become a Listener and that I wouldn't be able to help others at all. However, when I became a 7Cups listener and started talking to some people it was truly so rewarding knowing that I'm able to be there for someone and knowing that I'm helping them.
March 6th, 2017 3:01pm
If you feel like you have the drive to help some people to overcome whatever hurdles in life that they happen to be facing then being a listener on 7c then being a listener is a great way to go about it, while learning and developing yourself along the way. It's a very welcoming community with plenty of assistance on your journey here. Introduce yourself to the forums and get your foot in the door and you'll find this out for yourself :-)
March 6th, 2017 4:13pm
You should join because of the satisfaction of helping someone. It's so pleasing to hear that you've made someone feel better about their sitiation, and joining is one of the most rewarding things I've done.
October 10th, 2017 4:15pm
Well, sometimes, it helps people who need someone to talk to, and you could just be that person they need to talk to.
November 7th, 2017 3:44am
Not many people to thru what we go not many people know what it actually feels like not many know how it hurts but there is people that do and that one way or another they had felt or been feeling like we have at one point in the road and they can't seem to go on here 7cups not only gives us a Chance to show that we have reasons to keep living but it shows is that we have each other back and that no matter what we are not alone that we will always have people to help and to be there I think people should be a listener to show those out there that no matter what there not alone and to help us reach out to every single one of them
November 13th, 2017 4:11pm
To help others to feel better and keep them from harming themselves and/or others. To also help myself to understand my own problems and by helping others I also help myself.
December 22nd, 2017 4:53pm
If you are good with advice, listening, empathy, communication, and a few other things, I think this position is definitely right for you. Sometimes though, you can't let too much of your own personal feeling get in the way of your volunteering because that may make things trickier. Over time I have trained myself to get into a mindset where if a chat is upsetting, I will take positive action to care for myself and can still carry on through the chat, keep my cool, keep patience, and similar. Otherwise I will ask if I can refer them to another listener. But 7 Cups is a brilliant service. I used to message in a bit, and now I've made my return, but this time to help others. Also if you feel strongly about things (maybe it be divorce, PTSD, chronic pain, self injury, loneliness, etc.) then you're in the right place. Hope to see you soon!
March 12th, 2018 4:38pm
You can be a 7 cups listeners because you can meet other listeners and get support from your chats if necessary, feeling good about giving to other people to where they feel listened and trusts you with their problems or even joining teams, becoming peer support or even a mod to have a great experience.
March 12th, 2018 6:31pm
Being a 7Cups listener has actually elevated my sense of self worth. It gave me the opportunity to take my own life experiences in depression, lonliness, and anxiety and help someone recognize their feelings if they're feeling confused as to why they are feeling a certain way.
April 2nd, 2018 9:03am
Being a 7 cups listener is an opportunity to help others across the globe and make a difference, worth it! :)
May 28th, 2018 6:06am
You should be a 7cups listener because it is a really nice feeling when you know you have helped someone out
July 2nd, 2018 9:57pm
Being a 7 cups listener is really rewarding. When a member tells you that you have helped them, it makes you feel really good.
March 20th, 2020 7:57pm
I enjoy helping others get through good times and bad. The bad times always end up good if you step back and step out of tunnel vision. I would like to listen to what needs to be said so they can release what may be holding them at that moment. I understand it may be easier to talk to someone you do not know sometimes. I also understand family may not be the best to discuss certain issues with. I am here to help you to guide you to your own solution. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
December 14th, 2020 11:37pm
Being a Listener on this site is extremely rewarding, I can tell you that. My perspective of life has changed completely, and I feel like I am making a huge difference to other people’s lives globally - (7 Cups is international). There are opportunities to take on other community roles also, which can help make a difference to people who really need this online support. What I would also say though - is that it’s important not to get too caught up with the badges, awards, status titles etc on this site - because the reason we are here is to help others out of the goodness of our hearts and we should not forget that. Plus, to take care of others we must take care of ourselves - and it’s important not too add to much of these pressures to ourselves. Like with everything, there’s both positives and negatives to volunteering on here, but I personally believe this site is amazing and I love spending my time here.