Galway Samaritans to hold open meeting for people interested in volunteering

Volunteers are the heart of Galway Samaritans. The commitment of volunteers means anyone who is going through difficult times can count on Samaritans to be there day and night, 365 days a year.

The organisation is looking for new volunteers to help keep this vital service running. As a listening volunteer you’ll be there for people who need someone to talk to. You’ll be willing to listen and understand, without telling people what to do.

Anyone has it in them to be a Samaritan. You won’t need to have previous experience or qualifications, but you will need to be non-judgemental and accepting of others. It doesn’t necessarily matter if you’ve gone through difficult times yourself, what matters is that you want to help people – all kinds of people, from all walks of life.

We will support you every step of the way! Samaritans are here for callers and for each other too. You’ll be welcomed into a warm and incredibly supportive environment.

? You’ll have an interview so we can get to know each other and find a role that suits you.

? Volunteers are asked to attend an induction. It’s a great chance to learn more about Samaritans and your role as a volunteer.

? Listening volunteers will complete full Samaritans training so you know what to say and do when people reach out for help.

? Everyone gets ongoing support from a network of fellow volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering with Galway Samaritans, go along to the open meeting on  Monday January 22 at 8pm in Croí House, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway, H91 FF68.

By volunteering for a few hours a week, you could help change someone’s life forever.

If you are not available for this meeting contact Galway Samaritans at recruitment@galwaysamaritans.ie or see samaritans.ie/volunteer

 

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