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.
or make a donation to help us continue our life-saving work.
From the satisfaction of helping someone through a tough time, to learning new skills or meeting like-minded colleagues, you get a lot back.
A wide range of roles are all vital to keeping our service running.
As well as listening to people, we're always looking for people with skills in finance, fundraising or IT, for example.
Not sure you've enough free time? Not sure you're the right kind of person? Find out more.
Volunteering is rewarding...
..But don't take our word for it. Watch our video and hear from our volunteers on what volunteering means to them:
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.
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: 03705 62 72 82 (UK) or 1890 200 091 (Republic of Ireland)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write: Samaritans, Volunteering Department, The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF