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  • Listener
    with Samaritans of Dunfermline

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO47201 - Created/last updated: 06/06/2022


    About this opportunity:Please use this link to apply:

    NOTE: At present, because of the restrictions, we cannot invite anyone to an information event in the branch, so please visit our website 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.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:The volunteer will be invited to an Information evening - selection evening - interview - six weeks training followed by working with a mentor
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Available but limited

    Experience required:Be a good listener and be empathetic

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel Details22 Townhill Road, Dunfermline

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

    Please tell us what age group you are in:
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