Volunteer with Guildford Samaritans

Do you feel able to be part of someone’s life when they are in crisis and offer a calm and caring voice? If your answer is yes, we want to hear from you.

Samaritans volunteers are ordinary people. We come from all walks of life and all backgrounds and cultures, but we have one thing in common: we are all very good listeners.

Listening Volunteers

To ensure that we are able to continue to offer support to those in need we are looking for listening volunteers who can offer 3 to 4 hours each week. You don’t need any formal qualifications, just a natural ability to listen non-judgementally and offer emotional support. All volunteers receive special training in listening skills. We are not counsellors because we do not give adivce – we just try to understand how a person feels by giving them our total attention and really listening.

Support Volunteers

We are also looking for support volunteers who play an integral part in keeping Guildford Samaritans running. Support volunteers help out as Treasurer and Chairman of the committee and with IT, branch administration, publicity, branch housekeeping  and helping in our shop.

Volunteer Information Sessions

If you would like to find out more, then please take up our invitation to attend an Information Session where you will be able to find out more information about volunteering and the work that we do. You will find a welcoming environment and will be able to explore whether Samaritans is the right place for you. Places are allocated on a first-come basis.

Sunday 13 January 2019


Sunday 10 February 2019 10.30am-12.30pm

Sunday 10 March 2019


If you then wish to embark on the first stage of the selection process please stay on for a Selection event between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on the same day.

Volunteer Enquiries

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Guildford Samaritans you can either:

  1. Complete this form, or
  2. Text your name to 07748 976115, or
  3. Email us: recruitment@guildfordsamaritans.org