Becoming a Samaritan

Apply to be a listening volunteer

  • About you

  • Location

  • Confirm

Legal name

Please use your legal name, as shown on your passport or driving license

Why we need your legal name

To safeguard our volunteers and callers we have to keep accurate records of who our volunteers are, and we use legal names for criminal record checks, where they are required.

Date of birth

Why we need your date of birth

Samaritans Central Office and your branch may use your date of birth to confirm your identity and to process your criminal record check (if needed for your role). Your date of birth should match official documents like your passport or driving licence and may be verified against these.

Please enter your date of birth (required)

For example, 12 11 2007.

Contact details

If you live outside of the UK, please use your country’s international code before your phone number. Eg. +353 for Ireland

Your address

Terms and Conditions

1. Your personal data

Any personal information supplied as part of this registration process will be collected, stored and used in accordance with the Privacy Statement.

It is important that you provide accurate and complete information about yourself.

2. Access to Samaritans systems

If your application is successful you will be given access to Samaritans systems to facilitate training and your role, this will require you to set up a username and password. It is your responsibility to ensure that your username and password remain secure at all times. You must notify Samaritans immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your log in details.

The content of the materials and documentation that you may have access to in your role are potentially very sensitive and of a highly confidential nature. You must take all reasonable care to maintain confidentiality and prevent unauthorised access.

This includes not leaving your computer unattended and always logging out when away from your computer.

How we'll use your details

We'll use your details to keep in touch about your application, and to manage your involvement with us. We may need to use external organisations to help do this but we'll never let any of them use your details for their benefit.

We have branches across the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, some of which are registered as independent charities. To find out more about how we handle and protect your personal information, see our privacy statement .

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