Samaritans provide confidential emotional support for people experiencing feelings of emotional distress or despair. Many volunteers are Listeners, taking calls, whilst others volunteer in other ways
Listening volunteers provide confidential emotional support , via telephone, email and SMS by undertaking regular volunteering duties with the branch. There are also opportunities to volunteer in other ways to support the work of the branch. Please see our website for the next Information Event dates and times : www.samaritans.org.uk/Macclesfield
No formal qualifications required. Important qualities include the ability to maintain confidentiality and to be able to listen without prejudice, as well as the ability to deal sensitively with all callers including vulnerable people.
All out of pocket expenses in line with Branch Expenses Policy
Mentoring and ongoing peer to peer support
Comprehensive modular training over a period of 6-9 months