An information night for prospective volunteers is taking place on Wednesday June 13th at 7:30pm in the Imperial hotel on South Mall
“There is a common misconception that Samaritan volunteers are counsellors but this is not the case. We are ordinary people who have the time and head space to be there for others.”
The purpose of the information evening is about letting people know about what is involved in being a Samaritan. The charity is the largest support of its kind in the country and is entirely dependent on volunteers to man the service. Currently there are 2,000 volunteers in Ireland and 180 are based in Coach Street in Cork.
“We work in schools, community groups, youth clubs and sports’ clubs to get the message out about emotional first aid. We believe that we should look after our mental well-being as closely as we do our physical well-being.”
Anyone interested in volunteering with Samaritans is encouraged to show up to the information night which starts at 7.30pm or email email@example.com.