Samaritans Listening Volunteer

Yeovil, Sherborne & District Samaritans

Name: Samaritans Listening Volunteer
Organisation: Yeovil, Sherborne & District Samaritans
Location: 25 The Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1DG
Type: Part Time
You're not tied down to any fixed hours, you can work at your own pace committing as much or as little as you feel able.

Description

Yeovil, Sherborne & District Samaritans require new listening volunteers, all volunteers undergo extensive training to support them in their future role. The role of a listening volunteer is to provide confidential emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. To provide such support by telephone, face to face, email, SMS and whatever other means of communication may be adopted by Samaritans.

Expenses are paid and volunteers from all walks of life are greatly appreciated.

Enquiries go to recruitment@yeovilsamaritans.org.uk

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Organisation Description

Every six seconds, somebody contacts us. Ten times a minute, we can help someone turn their life around. That’s a privilege, and a huge responsibility.


When

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Cause / Interests

  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Crisis Support

Types of Activity

  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Community Health & Wellbeing

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Whatever your interests, experience or skills, we have a role for you, and we will train, mentor and support you in whatever role you choose to do.


Benefits

Whatever your interests, experience or skills, we have a role for you, and we will train, mentor and support you in whatever role you choose to do.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Information Day, DBS Check, Interview