Support Volunteer

  • VO41216


Description

With over 200 branches and 18,000 volunteers in UK and ROI, Samaritans is volunteer led. The Selkirk Branch has around 35 Listening Volunteers and some Support Volunteers.
Support Volunteers are required for Fundraising, Media liaison and Publicity. No experience is required.
Support Volunteers undertake some training.

Organisation aims and objectives

To offer, in confidence, emotional support to anyone going through a crisis in their life by telephone, face to face contact or e-mail. To support and befriend those in danger of taking their own life. To be available 24 hours, 7days a week.

Availability

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Fri

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

3 hours minimum commitment per week.

Restrictions

Experience required: No experience necessary
Travel details: Selkirk. Travelling expenses are reimbursed at 28p per mile. We encourage car-sharing.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage is reimbursed at 28 p per mile every month. Public transport costs are paid every month.
Training details: Casual information Evening with short DVD and talk followed by formal Selection Evening with interview. Training evenings once a week for 6 weeks with one-to-one training. Trainee given Mentor to help/guide until fully trained.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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