Samaritans (Western Isles)

Charity registered in Scotland SC029195

Samaritans aim is to reduce the number of completed and attempted suicides. We provide a 24 hour, 7 days a week phoneline and email servive where there will always be a Samaritan to listen to anyone in a crisis, in a non-judgemental and sympathetic manner. We do not give advice.

Current opportunity

If after successful selection, you decide to become a volunteer you will join a small team of Samaritans here in Stornoway. You will be given extensive specialist training and have the opportunity to expand and extend your skills and talents. You will be expected to man the telephones during a shift, respond to e mails and texts, and give around 12 hours per month to meet the rota. As well as Listening and support volunteers, we are looking volunteers to carry out other important tasks : treasurer, leaders/mentors, trainers, publicity officer, fundraisers, admin and IT support.