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Listening Volunteer - Cork

Samaritans Ireland

About Samaritans Ireland

Samaritans' vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We work to achieve this vision by making it our mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicidal feelings and behaviour.

What's Involved

Anyone can talk to Samaritans, at any time, about whatever is getting to them. We’re just ordinary people, who give up our time to listen. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for volunteers. Samaritans is entirely dependent on voluntary support. It’s a challenging experience and it can be very rewarding, knowing that you may have made a difference. Being a listening volunteer means being part of a supportive branch that works together to reach out to those going through a difficult time.

Commitment of time: volunteers would be required to commit to approx 15 hours per month.

Cork Samaritans Selection Night ,Tuesday 20th February ,7pm at Coach st.

For more information please contact recruitment@corksamartians.ie or call 087 0610952.

What's required for this position

Interested in supporting people going through difficult times.

  • Personable Skills
  • Phone Support/ Information Giver

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role

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Minimum time commitment: 2 years

Hours required: 4hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Cork Samaritans, Coach Street, Cork City

Also available in these counties
Cork

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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