Friends of Samaritans
Our branch is run, managed, staffed and funded by volunteers, so there is a variety of roles that can be undertaken within the organisation. We are all different and we all have different skills ot offer, different amount of time to give and varied experiences to share. By supporting Samaritans as a non-listening volunteer you'll be giving something back to your local community, and you'll have the chance to meet new people. As a Friend of Samaritans you will be involved in planning and running all kinds of fund-raising events thus making a valuable contribution to the day to day operating costs of our branch.
Typical fundraisers include boot fairs, store collections, a bard dance, quiz night and murder mystery evening. We have also organised profit making day trips and are always looking for new ideas to boost our funds. Access training and support, gain new skills and put your current skills in to action.
How can I join the Friends?
If you are interested in joining the Friends, click on ‘volunteer at this branch’ and tick the ‘help fundraise with us’ box. Even if you don’t wish to join our small committee – an extra pair of hands at a fund-raising event is always welcome.
Forthcoming events in 2016
The Friends of Samaritans run a range of fundraising and publicity events throughout the year. We always try to make these events fun and enjoyable.
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September
Store collections at Sainsbury’s, Folkestone Times TBC
Saturday 10th September 9am 5pm
Store collection at Morrisons, Dover
Saturday 1st October 7.30
"Dover to Dungerness" an illustrated talk by Bryan Doorne.
Followed by supper and a quiz. At the Capel Village Hall.
Bring your own drinks
£7.50 per person Tel 07840 26173 for more information and tickets.
Saturday 19th November
Quiz night at Capel Village Hall £4 per person