The Cork Branch of the Samaritans will hold a Volunteer Information evening at their premises at 7/8 Coach Street, Cork, on Monday, 18th of Jan 2016, commencing at 7 p.m.

The Samaritans welcome and value every volunteer from all walks of life. Age, qualifications or previous experience are irrelevant. You just need a natural ability to listen and remain open minded.

The Samaritans will provide you with all the training needed to be a volunteer, as we need more volunteers due to the 30 % increase in our callers since the introduction of the Free Phone number, 116123.

We need additional Samaritan Volunteers also to ensure that our branch in Cork remains open 24 hours each day and 365 days each year. Outside of Dublin, we are the only 24 hour branch in the country.

In 2015 we dealt with more than 67,000 calls to our branch in Cork, through callers to our branch; through sms and email, and the majority through telephone contact.

In addition to listening to our callers we are also engaged in :-

  • Outreach programmes
  • Providing a prison support service for Cork Prison
  • Having a presence at all major festivals
  • Creating an awareness of our role in various towns and cities
  • Providing caller support programmes
  • Providing volunteer care programmes, and
  • Providing initial and ongoing training programmes for all volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering to become a Samaritan, and if you wish to attend our Recruitment Information evening then please contact us soonest,


We look forward to welcoming you to Coach Street on Monday 18th of Jan 2016.