Charity registered in Scotland SC010661

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.

Current opportunity

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 more information or to apply online to join our volunteer team please visit: