Listening Volunteer (Samaritans)


Every six seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help.

We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis.

We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.

We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide.

Role Description:

Answering calls, responding to emails, replying to texts

Further opportunities available in other areas of the branch such as Prisons and Publicity/Outreach

Days/Times Required:  Various shifts day and night

Desirable Skills and Experience: An interest in the area of supporting people, emotional wellbeing and mental health

Location of role: Coleraine

Must be over 18 years old

Full Samaritans training and mentoring provided.The training runs over an 8 week period 3 hours a week.You will then be assigned a mentor if you are successful with training. The mentor will work alongside you for the first 6 weeks.

During Covid training is provided over zoom one evening a week for 5 weeks

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