We are now looking for volunteers who would like to join us in 2020!
The journey to become a Crisis Support Volunteer with the Samaritans begins with an Information Session. If you are interested in hearing more about what is involved register your interest below to get started on your journey.
Come to one of our INFORMATION SESSIONS to start your journey. Enquire below to contact us and reserve your place on one of the following dates:
- Monday, 4 November 2019 from 6pm – 8pm
- Thursday, 12 December 2019 from 6pm – 8pm
- Saturday, 8 February 2020 from 1pm – 3pm
- Tuesday, 24 March 2020 from 6pm – 8pm
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:
- Monday, 2 December 2019 from 6pm – 9:30pm
- Thursday, 16 January 2020 from 6pm – 9:30pm
- Saturday 18 April 2020 from 1pm – 4:30pm
ASIST & CRISIS SUPPORT TRAINING is conducted in a classroom setting and is run by experienced Samaritans. ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a pre-requisite course and we will invite you to one of our upcoming ASIST courses, either before or after the Selection Event, if you have not completed this training in the last two years.
Our first new Samaritan training course for 2020 will commence in February and will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings.
Let us know that you would like to start YOUR journey by enquiring below.
Join us now!
The Samaritans wouldn’t be here without the generous support of individuals, the wider community and businesses. The donations we receive allows us to provide crucial 24/7 Anonymous Crisis Support to Australians dealing with feelings of depression, sadness, loneliness and despair.