Guernsey Samaritans have been listening to those in need since 1963
You will find us in Forest Lane (the little lane that runs up the side of Moores Central Hotel) and we offer emotional support in person, by telephone, email, text and in writing. We provide support for around 7,000 people every year.
Our patron is the wife of the Lieutenant Governor, Lady Corder and she actively supports Samaritans functions in Guernsey.
An important part of our Samaritans work is to reach out to people in the community and we work with other organisations to provide support for as many people as we can. Importantly we work with our local prison to support those in need, with the assistance of trained prisoner "Listeners" who provide 24 hour support within the prison.
Volunteering in Guernsey
Everyone in our branch is a volunteer, from the Director, who manages the activities of the branch, through the other 50 or so listening volunteers. We have a complete mix of ages from their early twenties to octogenarians and 8 of our volunteers have completed more than 24 years service with the branch in 2014.
We also have a splendid group of supporters, the Friends of the Samaritans, who assist our fundraising.
We are always looking for new recruits to train as listening volunteers, or to support those who do in other roles like fundraising, publicity or IT. Please email us at Samaritans@cwgsy.net or call us on 711030 to discuss how you can play your part.