Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk
We've been proudly supporting the local community for more than 50 years.
We currently have around 100 volunteers at our branch on St Helen's Street in Ipswich. Most of our branch volunteers are listening volunteers, who provide emtional support to people by phone, email, text, and by receiving branch visitors.
We also support people at probation hostels, soup kitchens and prisons, and at events like Suffolk Pride, Ipswich Music Day and Felixstowe Carnival.
In 2015 volunteers at our branch had contact with more than 17,500 people. This included:
- 12,167 phone calls
- 1,365 emails
- 1,075 texts
- 281 visitors to our branch
- 223 people outside the branch
We also have branch support volunteers. They do vital work that contributes to running our branch, including fundraising, administration, raising awareness and working at our shop on Carr Street, Ipswich.
You can find out more about volunteering with us by attending our next Information Evening on Monday 15 May 2017 (7pm).
Want to make a donation? You can support our branch by making a donation on Virgin Money Giving.
Read the information below to learn more about Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk.
Please note our charity number is 1168725.
Volunteer with us
Are you interested in becoming a listening or support volunteer with Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk?
Find out more about volunteering with us, including:
- why you should volunteer
- how to get involved
- who volunteers for us
Fundraising and donating
Learn more about getting involved with branch fundraising and donating to us, including:
- why we need to raise funds
- fundraising events you could do
- how to make a donation
History of our branch
Read about the history of our branch to find out:
- how we started out
- where we're based now
- what's at our branch
Outreach and awareness
Read about our outreach and awareness work to find out more, including:
- our varied outreach work
- the types of events we attend
- where we give talks
Read more about our shop, including:
- what things we sell
- how you can donate items
- who to contact to volunteer
Get in touch
You can contact Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk online in two ways:
- Volunteer at our branch
- General enquiries (e.g. admin, fundraising, sponsorhsip or requests for talks)