Work as a SAM
Working for The Samaritans requires more commitment than most volunteering. Our volunteers are on the frontline, helping to operate our 24/7 hotline and email services.
A SAM has to put the caller first with every call – because it may be the last call from somebody who feels that life is no longer worth living.
For this reason, volunteering with The Samaritans is not simply a routine of turning up and being added to a rota. All SAMs undergo training to ensure that when performing the service, they:
Have the ability to really listen to others without passing judgement
Refrain from giving advice
Leave their own religious beliefs and political convictions at the door
Learn more about SAM’s training.