Who can apply to become a volunteer at Samaritans Festival branch?
Anyone is welcome to apply to Samaritans Festival Branch to become a volunteer – especially those who have never been a volunteer with Samaritans before. We also welcome applications from current or ex-Samaritan volunteers.
We have an Equal Opportunities Policy and welcome people from diverse backgrounds. As we are spread throughout the UK, it doesn't matter where you live and all reasonable travel expenses can be paid by the Branch.
Read a day in the life of a volunteer at Festival branch to find out more.
Samaritans Festival Branch Recruitment - 2017
Our recruitment process depends on whether you are currently an existing volunteer or are new to the organisation:
Existing Volunteers (i.e. in a branch currently or have left within the last 12 months)
There will be Selection in mid-March followed by mandatory training on May 12-14. These are both weekend events, either based in Uttoxeter or Oxfordshire.
New to Samaritans (i.e. never been a Samaritan before or over 12 months since leaving)
There will be a Selection day on Saturday Feb 18 in Birmingham followed by mandatory training weekends in mid-March, mid-April and May 12-14. These are all weekend events, either based in Uttoxeter or Oxfordshire.
March and April dates will be sent out once these have been confirmed and application forms sent in October. Please note, there are limited places for the Selection events.