Volunteering at Northampton Samaritans

Recruiting volunteers in Northampton

Northampton Samaritans has over 100 volunteers all of whom join us from various backgrounds and ages.

There are no minimum qualifications required but to become a volunteer of Northampton Samaritans you must be able to agree to fifteen hours per month and a 6 hour over night shift every 4 or 5 weeks.

Although we are best known for volunteers who provide support over the phone, there are many ways to help. We have opportunities in administration, fundraising, helping in the shop or through becoming a Friend of Northampton Samaritans.

What to expect when applying to become a volunteer at Northampton Samaritans

Our Recruitment Days are your chance to learn more about what we do, ask questions and discover if volunteering with Samaritans is for you. These interactive sessions are held every few weeks starting at around 8.45am and finishing by 3pm.

If you would like to come to one of our Recruitment Days - 2018 dates are:

 3rd March; 21st April; 30th June; 11th August; 27th October; 24th November - please email: northampton@samaritans.org

Once you've attended an event and your application has been approved, you’ll be given comprehensive training. After which, you’ll be able to see longer standing volunteers in action and, when you feel ready, answer your first call.

A mentor is assigned to new volunteers for approximately six months and ongoing support is always available.

Find out more about volunteering in Northampton

Read about married couple, Julia and Gerald, who’ve been involved with Northampton Samaritans for over 35 years.

Northampton Samaritans love hearing from people who are interested in joining as a volunteer. Please fill in the volunteering form to register your interest or to find out more. Alternatively, email us at: northampton@samaritans.org