Ever felt like giving something back to society or helping someone in a difficult situation or being able to offer support to someone in crisis?
Samaritans have over 50 years experience supporting people who are in distress whatever the reasons including those who are experiencing feelings of extreme anxiety and feelings of suicide.
Samaritans are currently recruiting for new volunteers within their Galway Branch. All of their volunteers undergo professional training and are continuously supported throughout their work as a Samaritan volunteer.
At Samaritans they support their callers by allowing them to openly and honestly ‘Talk to Us’ about how they are feeling and by offering unconditional support in a safe and empathetic environment.
Patricia Hynes, PRO for Galway Samaritans, says that “to be a Samaritan Volunteer is a huge privilege and that to be able to reach out to someone in distress and offer them support in their time of utmost despair is a most precious and humbling experience”.
If you think this could be your time to give something back to society then come along to one of their Information Nights where you will be provided with an overview of the organization and how Samaritans provide their service.
“After our presentation if you feel that becoming a Samaritan volunteer is not for you then that is absolutely no problem and we wish you very well,” adds Patricia.
Now more than ever people continue to seek support, to look for help, to make contact with someone who can ease their distress, be themselves and talk about their anxieties. Could that someone be you? Can you afford three hours of your time per week? Could you consider becoming a Samaritan Volunteer?
Lo Call Samaritans on 1850-609090 or find Galway Samaritans on