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The journey to become a Listening Volunteer with the Samaritans begins with an Information Session.  While we have a number of 2017 intakes, we have a limited number of places, so be quick and register your interest below to get started on your journey.

Recruitment & Training Process


Come to one of our INFORMATION SESSIONS to start your journey.  RSVP to reserve your place on one of the following dates:

  • Monday, 7 August 2017 from 6 – 8pm
  • Wednesday, 6 September 2017 from 6 – 8pm
  • Saturday, 14 October 2017 from 10am – 12pm
  • Saturday, 4 November 2017 from 10am – 12am

Next you will be invited to attend a SELECTION EVENT.  This 3.5 hour event gives us the opportunity to get to know you better, for you to get to know us, and importantly for you to determine for yourself if you feel you have the qualities it takes to become a Samaritan. Upcoming dates are:

  • Saturday, 29 July 2017 from 9am – 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, 27 September 2017 from 6 – 9:30pm
  • Saturday, 18 November 2017 from 9am – 12:30pm

LISTENER TRAINING is conducted in a classroom setting and is run by experienced Samaritans.

Our fourth course will be held on Saturday’s starting on 19 Aug and finishing on 23 Sep 2017.

A fifth and final course is planned for Monday & Wednesday evenings starting on 16 Oct and finishing on 22 Nov 2017.

Courses for 2018 will be published on our website as they are confirmed.


Let us know that you would like to start YOUR journey by enquiring below.

Join us now!

Thank you for your interest, our Volunteer Management team will be in contact with you shortly.