Be there for people who desperately need someone.
There are lots of ways you can volunteer for Samaritans. You could become a listening volunteer, helping us to answer calls and messages from people who need some support. And there are a range of other opportunities available too.
Our branches across the UK and Ireland are always looking for support with marketing, fundraising, or even helping out in one of our shops. It all depends on what you're good at and what you've got time for.
Now, I take quiet comfort in knowing that by answering the phone, I can help someone feel better about themselves.
Jamilia, Samaritans volunteer
Who we're looking for
Anyone can be a Samaritans volunteer: you don't need to have been through a particular life experience or be from a certain walk of life. Anyone who's over 18, wants to help others, and is tolerant and open-minded is welcome.
Be there for people who need someone