Local service hours
The Orkney Samaritans branch operates during the following times:
Tuesday 20.00 - 00.00
Wed/Thurs 22.00 - 02.00
Sat/Sunday 22.00 - 02.00
During these hours, calls to the local number (875875) will usually be answered by a listening volunteer in Kirkwall. Outside of these hours, calls will be transferred to the national service and could be taken by any Samaritans branch in the UK.
Orkney Samaritans are looking for listening volunteers with a difference
Orkney Samaritans are rather special volunteers. With probably the best training in the sector and with high levels of support and teamwork, they gain the confidence and skills to support people who are at their lowest ebb.
At the end of a phone, or email, listening and never judging, it’s thanks to them that no one ever has to walk alone.
We’d love you to join us. If you’d like to know more about becoming a Samaritans volunteer, please give us a call on 07876635622.