Hull Samaritans celebrate our volunt-heroes in Volunteers Week

Friday 1st June 2018
Hull Samaritans say a big thank you to all their volunteers as part of the nationwide Volunteers' Week celebrations.

Hull Samaritans are going to have a picnic in the park as part of the celebrations for Volunteers' Week, which runs from June 1-7.

Celebrating the incredible effforts of all our volunteers, Hull Samaritans will be able to enjoy a picnic in Queen's Gardens on Saturday June 2 at 12.30. Hopefully the weather will be nice for them!

Samaritans volunteers come in all ages, shapes and sizes, and from diverse backgrounds. Some have disabilities, many work full-time and everyone is welcome to apply to the Hull branch, which is based in a lovely old building on Spring Bank near the centre of Hull.

There are numerous roles you can take up as a Samritans volunteer, for example you can fundraise for the branch, get involved in marketing and publicity, flex your IT skills or even help with organisation and admin.

Everyone has experience they can draw on, and volunteering benefits volunteers and their well-being, as well as the people they support.                                                                                          

Samaritans volunteers are ordinary people who learn new skills or adapt what they already know. There are different roles available at our 201 branches in the UK and Ireland.

Volunteer Esther Allison, Director of Hull Samaritans’ branch, said: “Listening is at the heart of what we do, but there are many other opportunities to contribute to Samaritans’ life-saving work.”

”Whether you like meeting people, training them or using your organisational skills, planning a rota or even running a building, there’s so much more to being a Samaritans volunteer. We’re proud of every single one of our volunt-heroes!”

Across the country, Samaritans responds to more than 5 million requests for help a year. Samaritans’ branch in Hull will be marking Volunteers’ Week with their picnic to thank all our lovely volunteers who give their time to help achieve the charity’s vision, that fewer people die by suicide.

Anyone can contact Samaritans for free any time from any phone on 116 123. This number won’t show up on your phone bill. Or email jo@samaritans.org, or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch, where you can talk to one of our trained volunteers face to face.