Northampton Samaritans - why we’re here
Northampton Samaritans was founded over 45 years ago when, in February 1968, we received our first call. Today, as well as supporting people in need, volunteers and friends of Northampton Samaritans, play an important part in community life.
Volunteering in Northampton
The Branch runs three training sessions for listening volunteers every year in January, June & September; and we recruit volunteers throughout the year via our Recruitment Days - the dates for which are provided below. You can request our Information Pack by completing our volunteer form, this is designed to give you all the information you’ll need to determine whether you would like to pursue your interest in joining us, and to do so you can reserve a place on one of our recruitment days. There are other volunteering opportunities available within Samaritans and these are outlined in the Information Pack.
Our Recruitment Dates for 2017 are as follows:-
§ Saturday 22nd April
§ Saturday 8th July
§ Saturday 5th August
§ Saturday 28th October
§ Saturday 25th November
It’s an very interactive enjoyable day, starting at 0845 with lunch and refreshments being provided throughout the day and we aim to finish around 1500.
So, if you are interested in getting to know us a little better please come along and talk to us, and we’ll do our best to make you feel very welcome
As well as volunteering roles focused on talking to people on the phone, becoming a ‘Friend of Northampton Samaritans’ is a great way of helping in other ways. This may suit volunteers with housekeeping or book-keeping experience, for example, or people who’d like to fundraise.
Fundraising in Northampton
To raise the money needed to continue with our services, we organise various fundraising events.
The charity shop on Kettering Road plays a large part in helping raise funds. Please do call in to support Samaritans and pick up a bargain! Alternatively, the shop always requires more stock - please consider us when you are donating unwanted items. As an extension of the charity shop, we often sell items on our virtual store. Keep an eye out for future bargains and special offers.
Northampton Samaritans - would you like to support us?
If you would like to speak to someone about supporting Northampton Samaritans please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Registered Charity Number: 259631