Volunteer With Us

Each day, people turn to Samaritans WA for emotional support. On the other side of a phone call or as part of our face-to-face services, they find a caring listener ready to talk things through.

Help strengthen our community

We are seeking like-minded people who are responsible, punctual, capable for working together as members of a team and able to keep the commitments they make.

Samaritans WA Volunteer Counsellors vary in age, come from diverse backgrounds and cultures and the entire spectrum of careers. You don’t need to worry about having any prior training. We ask that you:

  • Connect with our mission of suicide prevention through emotional support
  • Follow our model of not giving advice or offering your opinion
  • Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place for people who engage with us
  • Practice open and honest communication
  • Commit to volunteering for a minimum of 100 hours over twelve months after training completion
  • Follow the organisation’s policies and procedures

Volunteer Pathway

The journey to become a Samaritans WA Volunteer Counsellor involves a number of steps, illustrated below. Please note that we are based in Western Australia and all of our training is facilitated in person at our Subiaco premises.

Become a Volunteer

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with Samaritans WA, please send your expression of interest via email to info@thesamaritans.org.au and we will be in-touch.

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Samaritans WA acknowledges and respects the traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owners of the land on which we live and work, the first people of this country. We pay our respect to their culture and their Elders past, present and emerging.

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