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Help those in distress or at risk of suicide.

Posted for Banbury & District Samaritans

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Samaritans are continuously recruiting for listening volunteers.  They answer calls from all parts of the UK but this Branch is based in Banbury.

All applications, wherever they come from, will be referred to the national Samaritan website – as all recruitment is centralised to begin with and then forwarded to the branch that you as a prospective volunteer is interested in.  You will then be contacted and talked through the website, and any extra questions you may have can be answered.

There is a great deal of information on the national website to help you decide whether the listening role is for you.


Prospective volunteers will be caring and non-judgemental people and be in sympathy with the objectives and values of Samaritans – that giving people the space to talk and supporting them emotionally will help towards their vision which is that fewer people die by suicide.  Full training is given.


  • Accessibility
    Banbury branch, listening duty room is upstairs; no wheelchair access
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    5 weeks of 3.5 hrs per week + several months probation
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description


This opportunity is available Countywide.

When do I need to be available?

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Availability Details

Open 7 days a week and listening shifts start from 9.00am through to 4.00am as Samaritans is a 24/7 listening service.

Register your Interest


  • No specific interest


  • Supporting People and Befriending

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