The Salisbury and District Branch of the Samaritans is one of the oldest branches in the UK and is based at 42 Milford Street, in Salisbury city centre.
We cover an area from Warminster to Andover and south, including all Salisbury's surrounding areas. Our approximately 100 volunteers provide an incredibly valuable service, each year dealing with over 17,000 calls, face to face meetings, emails and text messages.
We average around 45 'significant' contacts with callers per day, every day - a great achievement. The volume of contacts responded to by our volunteers is well above the national average, reflecting their dedication and hard work.
We are passionate about the support we give to our community. In addition, our speakers give presentations to schools, colleges, clubs and other organisations as part of our Outreach programme.
- We are currently recruiting more volunteers. If you are interested in helping the Samaritans, either as a listening or support volunteer, click on the link for more information. We hold regular information evenings where you can come along and find out about our work.
- Each year, every Samaritans Branch is expected to raise their own funds to support their local service. The Salisbury volunteers are grateful for the very important fundraising activities that help them continue to provide the excellent service they give. Our biggest event this year is Sams Ride, which will take place on Saturday, 9 June.
- It costs over £70 per day to run the Salisbury Samaritans Branch. One way to easily raise money is to do your online shopping via EasyFundraising - a portal that provides access to all major retailers who donate a percentage of your spend without it costing you a penny.
For up to date news, please follow us on Twitter @SalisburySams
To request information about our branch, please email [email protected]
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email [email protected]