About Limerick Tipperary Samaritans
Samaritans vision is that fewer people die by suicide, we work to achieve this by making it our mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicidal feelings and suicidal behaviour.
Volunteers when trained will be available at the Centre 3 hours per week and one overnight per month to listen & provide emotional support to callers.
Find out what it takes to be a Samaritan Volunteer. Come along to one of our Volunteering Information Sessions being held at our branch: Samaritans, 20 Barrington Street, Limerick.
Samaritans Limerick currently have over 120 volunteers and no paid staff. We always need more volunteers to ensure volunteer cover and to share the workload. Ideally the local office would like to recruit another 15-20 volunteers at each recruitment phase.
Potential volunteers can come to information sessions to find out what is involved - no commitment is necessary at info stage and many people decide for themselves whether this voluntary opportunity is for them at this time when they have the full facts.
What's required for this position
Willingness to accept others as they are, the ability to listen and to be confidential and honest with all our callers and be non judgemental.
- Phone Support/ Information Giver
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 2 years
Hours required: 3hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
20 Barrington Street, Limerick
Also available in these counties
Limerick, Clare, Tipperary
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
- Application Form
- Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
change peoples’ lives
contribute and share existing skills
develop new listening and communication skills you can use in all aspects of your life
meet new people from all different kinds of backgrounds and cultures
improve your CV
help your community