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. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with us please complete the form below and we will be in touch.
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, 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 2.5 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:
- Wednesday, 20 January from 5:30pm-8:00pm
- Saturday, 23 January from 9:00am-11:30am
- Saturday, 20 June from 9:00am-11:30am
- Wednesday, 16 June from 9:00am-11:30am
At the Selection Event, we will also ask for your availability for an interview in the week following.
ASIST, MHFA & SAMARITANS TRAINING 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. At the completion of the classroom training, you will complete a final assessment to determine your appropriate use of skills, and suitability to continue training and progress as a volunteer.
Upcoming dates are:
- Saturday, 6 February to 9 April from 9:00am-12:00pm
- Wednesday, 7 July to 3 September from 10:00am-1:00pm
New volunteer recruitment and training is scheduled twice a year. If you are not available for the upcoming intake dates, just let us know.
Let us know that you would like to start YOUR journey by enquiring below.