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Apply to volunteer

The journey to become a Samaritans Volunteer involves a number of steps. Below is what the journey looks like and some key dates you need to be available. Please note that we are based in Western Australia and all of our training is facilitated in person in our Subiaco premises. 
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with us please complete the form below and we will be in touch.

If you are interested, please send us an enquiry and we will be in-touch with an Application Form for you to complete.


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 1 August 2020 from 9am-12:30pm

is conducted in a classroom setting and is run by experienced Samaritans across eight consecutive weeks. You will be required to attend ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) if you are not able to provide evidence of completed ASIST or MHFA training in the last two years. Upcoming dates are:

  • Wednesday, 12 August to 30 September from 6pm-9pm
  • Saturday, 6 February to 3 April from 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday, 7 July to 25 August from 6pm-9pm

New volunteer recruitment and training is scheduled on average three to four times per year. If you aren’t available for the upcoming intake dates just let us know.


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

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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.