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13 King Street
Dorset DT4 7BJ
Hello, I am Julie, Director of Samaritans at Weymouth. We have been supporting people in distress, working from a building opposite the railway station in Weymouth, for 50 years, this year.
As well as talking to people face to face, on the telephone, by email and text, we are also involved with the HM Prison YOI Portland and HM Prison The Verne, where we train and support prisoners as Samaritan Listeners.
VARIOUS OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS -
- Our Branch was very busy in 2019 answering nearly 20,000 contacts by telephone, email and text. We are passionate about the support we give to our community. In addition, our speakers give presentations to schools and collages, clubs and other organisations as part of our Outreach Programme and we are always happy to respond to any requests for support or information about the service we offer.
- We welcome new Listening Volunteers and provide excellent training, mentoring and the opportunity to develop your volunteering role with Samaritans. We also welcome Support Volunteers for a variety of roles including fundraising, premises, IT support and general administrative duties.
In order for potential volunteers to understand a little more about our organisation, what we do, how we train volunteers and our expectations once they are trained, we hold regular information sessions at our Centre, 13 King Street, which is opposite Weymouth railway station.
Why not come along to one of these sessions which last for about an hour and take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have?
We have Wednesday evening sessions scheduled for the 18th December and 29th January, starting at 6.30pm.
If Saturday mornings would suit you better we will be holding a session on the 11th January, starting at 10am.
If you email Josie at [email protected] she will be able to book you in for one of these sessions or you can leave a message on the office phone and someone will get back to you. The number to call is 01305 770598
A warm welcome awaits you.
Each year, every Samaritans Branch is expected to raise their own funds to support their local service. The Weymouth volunteers are grateful for the very important fundraising activities within the community that help them continue to provide the excellent service they give. Bequests and donations continue to be really important to meet our financial needs. One way the public can easily raise money for us, is to do your online shopping via easyfundraising.com - a portal that provides access to all the major retailers who donate a percentage of your spend without it costing you a penny. Just register and select Samaritans of Dorset at Weymouth as your chosen charity - it's simple.
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