Listeners

  • VO30795


Description

We provide emotional support by listening to people when they are finding life tough. People call us for a range of reasons. Samaritans volunteers get excellent training and work in pairs at their local branch. We need a range of volunteers - from listening to running the branch in all other ways. Please register your interest by clicking “volunteer with us: on Shetland Samaritans website.

Organisation aims and objectives

To befriend the suicidal and despairing. Listening without judement so people can find a way through their feelings. Usually we work by phone but increasingly by email and text. Also face to face.

Availability

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Normally 1 session per week.

Restrictions

Experience required: Empathy. Patience. Save Life experience is useful. willingness to listen
Travel details: Sun - Wed 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm Thurs - Sat 9 pm to 2 am
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: mileage paid.
Training details: Training takes 8 weeks, after training volunteer is mentored on a one x one basis.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 months ago