Volunteer with us

Change a life: volunteer and change your own

So many people have it in them to be a Samaritans volunteer.

To touch another person’s life when it really matters, by helping them directly, or by keeping our branches running, is a rare gift.

Apply to volunteer

or make a donation to help us continue our life-saving work.

Volunteering is rewarding

..But don't take our word for it. Watch our video to hear from a volunteer on what it is really like to be a volunteer: 

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.

Your nearest 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. 

or make a donation

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.