Change a life: your own
Whatever their reason for joining us, our volunteers feel they get a lot back. From the satisfaction of helping someone through a tough time, to learning new skills or meeting like-minded colleagues, find out what being a volunteer with us could mean for you.
We have a wide range of roles, all of them vital to keeping our service running. Find out whether you’d like to help people directly, or use your skills in an area such as finance, fundraising or IT, and take a look at your nearest branch.
There are all kinds of reasons to stop yourself from finding out more about becoming a volunteer with us – from feeling that you wouldn’t be good enough, to a concern over how much time it will take. Let us reassure you about them here.
Find out more – without committing yourself
If you’ve ever wondered whether volunteering with Samaritans is for you, filling in the short form on this website is a great next step.
It doesn’t commit you to anything. It simply tells us that you’d like to find out more, and which of our 201 branches is nearest to you. That branch will get in touch and invite you to an information evening, where you can talk to people from your area who already volunteer, and ask as many questions as you like.
We positively welcome enquiries from all sections of the community, including Black and Minority Ethnic groups, people with disabilities and members of the LGBT community.
Get in touch
If you have any queries about volunteering with the Samaritans, please contact the National Volunteer Recruitment team:
- Tel: 08705 62 72 82 (UK) or 1890 200 091 (Republic of Ireland)
- Email: email@example.com
Write: Samaritans, Volunteering Department, The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF