Volunteering with Samaritans can change someone’s life. Giving a listening ear to people in distress can help them through the most difficult time in their lives. You will receive training which helps you develop as an individual and prepares volunteers to give emotional support to those experiencing distress in their lives such as; divorce, bereavement, unemployment, disability, mental health issues and bullying to name but a few.
The Samaritans know that giving distressed people time to talk about their own particular issues, listening to them whilst being non-judgmental and in complete confidence, can help relieve some of that distress.
Their vision is to help reduce the number of suicides in the UK as they are available for contact by those in distress 24/7 every day of the year. They can be contacted by phone, email, text and letter and also face to face within branches. Their training prepares volunteers to support people in any of these contacts. Many of their volunteers say it is the most satisfying work they have done.