Support Volunteer

Samaritans provide 24/7 confidential and emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress and despair. The service is mostly delivered on the telephone, but also callers are seen face to face in the branch and people also contact by email and text.
By volunteering to be a samaritian, you can help make a real difference to others and yourself – if you’ve ever felt the need to give something back then now is your chance to help us create a stronger, less isolated society.
Being a volunteer is flexible and planned to fit around your other commitments. You can volunteer to help support people who contact the Samaratians, or be a non- listening volunteer who helps with other roles such as publicity, admin and many other ways. They also have a shop located in The Strand, Durrington who are looking to expand their team.

Drop-in Volunteer

Providing informal face to face support to women who were sexually abused in childhood attending our monthly drop-in. Working in a group setting with other volunteers present. Some one to one work with individual women may be required. 7-9 pm on the 1st Thursday of each month. There is also an additional service aimed at a 16-25 year group and volunteers can choose to work on either.

Community Support Volunteer

As a Victim Support volunteer we will train you to support victims from the first time you meet them until they feel strong enough to move forward on their own.You will listen to their concerns and make sure that their needs are met.
We can help you to develop new skills and give you new opportunities and experiences.These include :
:Playing a key role in your community through supporting people in need
:Finding out more about crime,criminal justice and the legal system
:meeting new people.

Visitor for SSAFA (Soldiers,Sailors and Airmen Association)

Visitors provide friendly support to eligible clients (veterans, serving personnel and their families).  Visitors will visit the clients in their home or care establishments to offer friendly support and a listening ear.  Visitors will alert the Branch if specific needs are identified and will handle the information confidentially.

Visitors will support and help with the fundraising and awareness activiites.

Caseworker for SSAFA (Soldiers,Sailors & Airmen Association)

Caseworkers provide friendly support and advice to eligible individuals.  The role of the Caseworker is to assess the needs of clients and access appropriate assistance.

This could include obtaining financial assistance or accessing special equipment for clients with disabilities.  Caseworkers are supported by the Divisional Secretary, or where there is no Division the Branch Secretary.

They will monitor the progress of a case, keeping the client informed and advising referral agencies of the outcome.

Branch Fundraising Organiser

Branch Fundraising Organisers are responsible for producing the Branch fundraising strategy, which includes fundraising through Trusts and the corporate sector, to events fundraising and local appeals.

Branch Fundraising Organisers are supported by their area and the Branch Secretary, and they will recruit fundraising volunteers when necessary whilst taking part in fundraising activiites.