Training schedule

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Training schedule

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.

Event   Date   Time
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