Volunteering

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.

We are always looking for new volunteers for both listening and support roles, so whatever skills you have to offer, please do get in touch and come along to one of our Information Sessions where you will receive a warm welcome and will learn more about the work we do.  Alternatively you can complete the short application form on this website to express your interest in volunteering with us.  It doesn't commit you to anything, but tells us that you'd like to find out more.  Alternatively you can call us on 01403 276276 or email us at recruitment@handcsams.org.uk

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 spare a few 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 with eight 3 hours modules over several weeks and are then paired with a mentor for their initial shifts. 

Support Volunteers

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

Volunteer Information Sessions

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with us, you can attend one of our Information Sessions or click on the link on the right hand side.  You will find a welcoming environment and will be able to explore whether Samaritans is the right place for you.   As well as providing you with further information, you will have an opportunity to meet with some of our volunteers and ask them any questions.  The dates for our upcoming sessions are listed below - we look forward to meeting you.  

Wednesday 15th November - 7.00pm

Saturday 9th December - 10.30am

Thursday 18th January - 7.00pm