Come and meet us
We don't just answer the phone and respond to e-mails and texts, Samaritans like to get out and about in the communities we support.
Samaritans will be at the following locations / events, so why not come and say "hello" to us.
- No dates currently arranged.
Have you ever thought about becoming a Samaritan?
Whatever your interest in being a Samaritan we may have a role for you.
While we are always keen to hear from those of you wanting to be listening volunteers, running a Samaritans Branch requires a lot more than just ensuring we have enough volunteers to support our callers. There is, for instance, the small matter of raising money to fund our work. Also providing a professional service to our callers requires a significant amount of administration to make everything happen. And then there is making sure that the people of Derby, Burton, Ashbourne and surrounding areas are aware of how we can help them. All of which means we have just as much of a need for non-listening volunteers as listening ones.
Whatever your interest in volunteering with Samaritans why not come along to one of our Information Events, which we hold about once a month. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about Samaritans, to ask questions and to talk to current volunteers about their experience. And there might just be a cup of tea and a biscuit on offer...
Unless otherwise stated all the Information Events are held at our branch at 110 Burton Road, Derby starting at 7pm and last for about one and a half hours.
Forthcoming Information Events:
- Sunday 4th November 2018 (2pm)
- Monday 21st January 2019
- Tuesday 12th March 2019
- Saturday 18th May 2019 (2pm)
- Sunday 14th July 2019 (2pm)
- Wednesday 11th September 2019
- Thursday 14th November 2019
And remember, coming to an Information Event doesn’t commit you to anything, it simply allows you to be better informed before deciding whether volunteering with Samaritans is something you'd like to explore further.
In August 2017, Samaritans Of Derby and District became a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO). This required us to re-register with the Charity Commission, who are responsible for charities in England and Wales. As a result of re-registering, we were given a new charity number, 1174130. You can find out more about us since we became a CIO by visiting the Charity Commission website here: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/Cha...
Prior to August 2017, Samaritans Of Derby And District was registered in England and Wales with number 218064. If you would like to find out further information about us prior to our becoming a CIO you can find us on the Charity Commission website here: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/Cha...