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Listening Volunteer

Limerick Tipperary Samaritans

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.

What's Involved

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:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 2 years

Hours required: 3hrs Weekly

Other Details

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
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training

Age restrictions:
Over 18

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

Getting there

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Limerick
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