For those accepted to a non listening support volunteer role you will be expected to attend the first introductory module only. Training sessions are generally held on Wednesday or Thursday evenings, the first two are held on a Saturday.
After initial training you will be assigned a mentor who will support you throughout your training period. You will be able to observe other volunteers at work before taking your first call. You will have have a probationary period with five more training sessions held over a four to six month period.
If you would like to know more about volunteering at Redbridge Samaritans then please either complete the volunteering form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our branch on 0208 553 9900. Please note that as Samaritans operates a centralised call distribution system it is possible that your call may be forwarded to another branch.