What we require from you is your dedication, commitment and compassion to learn how to be a good listener and to help save and rebuild one’s life by giving emotional support to depressed and bereaved people.
Volunteering with Samaritans is a rewarding and life changing experience. We will equip you with all-rounded skills to be an active listener and to connect with local community and care for the needy. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and be in a possession of a Hong Kong identity card.
Training programme schedule
Quota is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. You’ll be invited to the next training programme if the following one below is full or your registration comes in after 25 August 2017.
|Information Evening||Wednesday, 30 August 2017||1900-2030|
|Selection Day||Saturday, 2 September 2017||0900-1400|
|Listening I||Sunday, 10 September 2017||1000-1700|
|Suicide||Wednesday, 13 September 2017||1900-2200|
|Depression & Bereavement||Wednesday, 20 September 2017||1900-2200|
|Specific Callers / Listening II||Saturday, 23 September 2017||0900-1600|
|Shadowing Period||Sunday, 24 September to Tuesday, 10 October 2017||see below*|
|Service & Administration||Wednesday, 10 October 2017||1900-2200|
* During the shadowing period, trainees are required to shadow a trained volunteer for one 3 or 4 hour session, at a time to be agreed between trainee and training manager.
The volunteer training will be conducted in English and is free of charge. If you prefer to be trained in Cantonese, you may contact other suicide prevention organizations.
Last update: August 13, 2017