Basingstoke Samaritans - who we are
Basingstoke Samaritans took its first call in 1969 and became formally established in 1972 when the service moved to its current home in Essex Road.
Samaritans' work in Basingstoke
We like to get out and about as often as possible giving talks to community groups as well as schools and colleges. This helps us to raise awareness of our service and values, our fundraising projects and volunteering opportunities.
Our relationship with Network Rail enables us to provide emotional support to staff and passengers at local train stations and we are currently developing our outreach work to enable us to become an even more prominent feature of our local community.
Volunteering in Basingstoke
To give people a taste of what it’s like to be a volunteer, we hold regular information sessions at our branch in Essex Road. Here you can meet our recruitment team to find out whether volunteering is for you.
As well as taking calls, we have a variety of other roles available. More information can be found here.
To register your interest in becoming a volunteer for Basingstoke Samaritans, or for more information, fill in the volunteering form.
Fundraising in Basingstoke
Basingstoke Samaritans is completely dependent on your support to stay open and there are many fundraising activities that you can get involved with.
We have an active Friends Group who support our branch in raising funds by holding coffee mornings and an extra special Christmas lunch every year at Church Cottage.
More information on how we fundraise and the ways you can get involved can be found on our fundraising page.
Contacting Basingstoke Samaritans
If you would like to speak to someone about supporting Basingstoke Samaritans, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Volunteer recruitment and admin line on 01256 353473 (note this line is for recruitment and administration only, for emotional support, please see contact numbers detailed in the footer right below at the bottom of the page).
If you require emotional support and would like to talk to us off the record, please call our helpline on 01256 462333 / 116 123 or email email@example.com