NOTE: At present, because of the restrictions, we cannot invite anyone to an information event in the branch, so please visit our website www.Samaritans.org/volunteering which explains what is involved with volunteering with us.
Listening volunteers will be part of an organisation that listens to people in crisis, depressed or suicidal and helps them explore their feelings in the hope that, by doing this and supporting them, they will find a solution to their problem and thus feel they can carry on. It is a country-wide organisation which operates 24 hours, 7 days a week and 52 weeks a year. Full training is provided, Following the training, all new Samaritans have a mentor who supports them for as long as they need support. You will never be on duty alone and ongoing support and training is provided. There are also non-listening opportunities available such as fundraising, flling etc.
no upper age limit has been specified
The volunteer will be invited to an Information evening - selection evening - interview - six weeks training followed by working with a mentor
Find out more about volunteering
View our introduction to volunteering page or contact us to find out more -
our experts love helping people of all ages and backgrounds to become volunteers.
Register your opportunity
If you are an Organisation that would like your opportunity to be shown on our website, promoted by us, and for our staff to be aware of it when matching potential volunteers, please submit an Opportunity Registration Form,
Help and Support
Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
Register with us
Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.
If you volunteer or you're interested in volunteering then sign up for our free e-mail bulletin for volunteers - it only takes a few seconds. We send out bulletins roughly every two weeks and you can unsubscribe at any time.