Volunteer with Exeter, Mid & East Devon Samaritans

Our 120 volunteers in this branch range from students to people in the 80s, come from all walks of life, and live across Exeter, Mid and East Devon. 


We have a well equipped and disabilities-friendly centre at Richmond Road in central Exeter, which is where all of our volunteers are trained and where most of our volunteers operate after training.


Volunteering involves contacts with callers on the telephone, by SMS, email, and face-to-face visits. Some volunteers are also involved in working with the listener service for prisoners in HMP Exeter.


Other support volunteers do not deal directly with callers, visitors or listeners but instead fund-raise, publicise our activities or handle some of the administrative tasks that allow us to operate a 24/7 service. 


Some of course handle both contact with callers and support work. 


We are active in the wider community and fund-raise or awareness-raise at major events, at educational institutions and at groups which invite us to explain our work. Sometimes, but not always, this involves public speaking.


It is therefore essential that we have sufficient volunteers - everyone finds it enriching and worthwhile.


We positively welcome enquiries from all sections of the community including Black and Minority Ethnic groups, people with disabilities and members of the LGBT community.


If you are interested, email: volunteerrecruitment@exetersamaritans.org.