Samaritans Listening Volunteers

  • VO61895


Description

Anyone can talk to Samaritans, at any time, about whatever’s getting to them. We’re just ordinary people, who give up our time to listen. The service we offer is confidential and non-judgemental. Samaritans operates 24/7, 365 days a year. We offer support to people over the phone, by email, text and face to face. The Aberdeen branch is looking for people who are interested in becoming listening volunteers. No previous experience is required and full training and support is given.

All help is greatly appreciated and makes a real difference.

For further information please contact:
Margaret Smith
E Mail: volunteering@aberdeensamaritans.org
Tel No: 03705627282

Organisation aims and objectives

Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24 hours a day by telephone, personal visit, email, and letter, through its branch network – support that includes outreach activity at festivals and outside our centres in prisons, hospitals, schools, the workplace and with homeless people. Our purpose is to: •enable persons who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those who may be at risk of suicide, to receive confidential emotional support at any time of the day or night from appropriately trained Samaritans in order to improve their emotional health and to reduce the incidence of suicide; and •promote a better understanding in society of suicide, suicidal behaviour and the value of expressing feelings which may otherwise lead to suicide or impaired emotional health.

Restrictions

Experience required: Full training is given and people of any age or background who enjoy helping others are welcome to apply.
Travel details: Aberdeen Samaritans 60 Dee Street Aberdeen AB11 6DS
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses e.g.: bus fares are re-imbursed.
Training details: Full training is given and people of any age or background who enjoy helping others are welcome to apply. We offer information evenings for you to find out more and to help you decide if volunteering with Samaritans is right for you.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.