About Lincoln Samaritans
We are proud to say that there has been a Samaritans branch operating in Lincoln for over 50 years. Today, we have about 50 volunteers providing listening services to anyone in distress or despair.
Our services are not just for people who are suicidal, and we provide support through email or text as well as by telephone.
We also work with prisoners at HMP Lincoln supporting inmates there to operate a Listener Scheme.
Volunteering at Lincoln Samaritans
We hold regular information sessions where you can find out more about the work we do and how we do it, what’s involved, and to discuss the time commitment. These sessions are informal and an opportunity for you to meet some volunteers and ask questions to find out if this could be for you.
We rely on donations and money made from fundraising activities to keep Lincoln Samaritans going.
Why not have a look at our Fundraising Page to see what we have been doing and how you can get involved?
Most of our work is listening to people in emotional distress but we also outreach to local business, schools and other places where students learn as well as to community groups. We hold talks to, raise awareness of what we do, promote how to look after your mental health and to identify what you can do to help someone who may be finding it difficult to cope with life.