There are more than 200 branches and locations across the UK and Ireland. Volunteers offer their time to help to deliver our 24-hour emotional support service to callers in many ways, from answering telephones and emails, to supporting fundraising, generating publicity or helping to run the Branch and shop.

Eastbourne answer nearly 20,000 calls per year. We need more volunteers. You don’t need to have been through a particular life experience. Anyone who wants to listen to others, is tolerant and open minded is welcome to apply and we will provide a complete training programme for you, along with a very supportive community. “

Can you spare four hours per week to help others? We find the role very fulfilling and humbling in being able to help in some small way by being there for people who need us”.

If you are interested in finding out more about us, please do get in touch about future information evenings. Application by email: Eastbourne. BranchRecruitment@samaritans.org

Visit our website: www.samaritans.org /branches/eastbourne 13 Bolton Road, Eastbourne.