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.

Panel Member

Community Panel Members who will meet with young offender, their family and whenever possible, the victim of the crime. The panel will talk with and listen to these young people and then agree plan of action with the young offender.

We are looking for Volunteers who are 18+ and from all backgrounds to become panel members.
The panels aim to ensure young offenders take responsibility for their behaviour, help put things right for the victim and bring young people back into the law abiding community.


Volunteer mentors to support young people (aged 10 – 17) in the community, to improve their life skills and increase their employment and education prospects.

Mentors offer “at risk” young people a positive non-judgmental and supportive role model.
Mentoring will involve coaching and encouraging, constructive criticism, explaining and listening, problem solving and guiding. Mentoring involves a commitment to the project but more importantly a commitment to young people. Mentoring is a 1 to 1 relationship and is offered to a young person for up to 12 months.