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Samaritans - Cambridge

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Every day, Samaritans volunteers respond to around 10,000 calls for help. We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Samaritans Volunteering Roles

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

Samaritans are looking for students who are open-minded, non-judgmental and interested in helping those going through tough times and may be struggling to cope. Samaritans are searching for students to become Volunteer Listeners for their online chat service, where you will be answering to direct messages from people who need someone to listen too. This amazing opportunity will be based from Anglia Ruskin University on the Cambridge campus. Due to the nature of the role they do require you to commit to this role for a year, and it will be taking place in the evenings from the Cambridge campus, but the role is very flexible and can be scheduled around you.

Currently Active Volunteering Roles:

  • Listening Volunteer (Online Chat Service) 

Upcoming Training Dates: To be confirmed

Please note, training will be held online.

Once you have finished your training Samaritans would like you to be able to volunteer for three hours every fortnight as a minimum contribution.

You will need to attend an interview and the training dates for this cohort but you can still express your interest for a later date.

For more information and how to apply, click the 'Send me application details' button.


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  • Your CampusCambridge
  • InterestsBefriending and Mentoring, Disability, Elderly, Family, Health, Homelessness, LGBT+, Mental Health, Race and Religion
  • FrequencyOn-Going