Volunteering with us
The phone rings three times. A volunteer picks it up. “Samaritans – can I help you?” And so starts a conversation that may last a few minutes or an hour or so.
Volunteers at Cornwall Samaritans, last year received over 50,000 contacts. By phone, email, texts and face to face. Gill Pipkin, the branch director said “We listen, support, we don’t hurry a caller, neither do we tell them what they must do. All in a non-judgemental way, offering absolute confidentiality.”
Volunteers are at the heart of Samaritans and are welcomed from all walks of life and of all ages. Full training is given and there is incredible support at the branch. Gill also mentioned that - “We not only welcome listening volunteers but also people to help support the branch by undertaking a wide range of other activities, such as administrative work, fundraising IT, publicity or helping us look after our building. To touch another person’s life when it really matters, by helping them directly, or by keeping our branches running, is a rare gift.”
If you would like to know more, please come along to one of our open Information sessions. These are held at our Centre at 19, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 2BY or call the branch on 01872 222 321 (Local call charges will apply) or email us email@example.com
Date of next Introductory evening is:-
June 22nd at 1900 at our centre. Bring a friend along with you if you like.