Welcome to Samaritans of Lanarkshire in Hamilton.
We are proud to have served the Hamilton and wider Lanarkshire community for almost 45 years. Our branch was started in 1972 by a small group of enthusiastic locals, and has grown to our current number of 50 plus volunteers. We are from all walks of life, and from all over North and South Lanarkshire.
We are based in Selkirk Place in Hamilton, and have been in this same location since the branch opened. From our premises we respond to calls, emails and SMS from all across the UK. Visiting the branch is also possible during our opening hours, if talking to someone face to face is easier for you.
Samaritans of Lanarkshire are extremely active in our community - we visit and support local schools, as well as prisoners in HMP Shotts. We attend local events, including the annual Balloon Festival in Strathaven, and other publicity events to raise awareness of our service. If you would like to raise funds for our branch by oranising your own event, please get in touch. We will help out wherever we possibly can!
Volunteering With Samaritans of Lanarkshire in Hamilton.
We are always looking to add to our number of Volunteers to help fulfill our many volunteering roles. As well as becoming a Listening Volunteer, you can also help out by getting involved in Publicity Events across Lanarkshire, Fundraising, supporting local schools, IT Support, Administration roles and so on. There is something to suit everyone, whatever your interests are.
If you would like to know more about Volunteering with us, get in touch using the "Volunteer at this Branch" link, or call the branch directly on 01698 429411.
We run Information Sessions throughout the year and have just completed the Autumn recruitment session for 2017. Training for our new recruits is about to begin, but please do get in touch if you are interested in joining us. The Spring 2018 dates will be advertised as soon as they are confirmed.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Branch.