Volunteer with Worthing Samaritans

Do you feel able to be part of someone’s life when they are in crisis and offer a calm and caring voice? If your answer is yes, we want to hear from you.

Samaritans volunteers are ordinary people. We come from all walks of life and all backgrounds and cultures, but we have one thing in common: we are all very good listeners.

Listening volunteers

To ensure that we are able to continue to offer support to those in need we are looking for listening volunteers who can offer 3 to 4 hours each week. You don’t need any formal qualifications, just a natural ability to listen non-judgementally and offer emotional support. All volunteers receive special training in listening skills. We are not counsellors because we do not give adivce – we just try to understand how a person feels by giving them our total attention and really listening.

Support volunteers

We are also looking for support volunteers who play an integral part in keeping Worthing Samaritans running. Support volunteers help out with branch administration, fundraising, publicity, outreach, and working in our shop.

Volunteer information sessions

If you would like to find out more, then please take up our invitation to attend an information session where you will be able to find out more about volunteering and the work that we do. You will find a welcoming environment and will be able to explore whether Samaritans is the right place for you.

The dates for our 2017 information sessions are:

Sat 1 April, 10-11.30am

Wed 10 May, 7-8.30pm

Sat 10 June, 10-11.30am

Tues 11 July, 7-8.30pm

Mon 11 Sept, 7-8.30pm

Sat 7 Oct, 10-11.30am

Mon 13 Nov, 7-8.30pm

Thurs 7 Dec, 7-8.30pm

Volunteers enquiries

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Worthing Samaritans you can either:

  1. Complete this form, or
  2. Call us on 01903 205 981 (please note this is an answerphone service), or
  3. Email us: samaritans-recruitment@live.co.uk