Make a Difference


Our volunteers are essential and without them we could not exist. We are looking for caring, open-mined people to volunteer as listeners or to help in our charity shops and at fundraising events.

Are you 18 or over and able to give up 4 hours a week?

If you have a caring nature and a few hours a week to spare consider becoming a Cyprus Samaritan listening volunteer.

Samaritans  are ordinary people just like you who have been trained to listen to people who are feeling lonely, distressed or in despair.

 

Interested in Volunteering?

In order to be a listening volunteer you do not need prior experience or qualifications as full training will be given by us.

Initial training courses are currently held at our Chlorakas (Paphos) or Limassol Centres in the Spring and Autumn of each year, involving four six-hour sessions. We also require complete confidentiality even at this early stage, due to the nature of our service.

 

Please contact us to find out more about this rewarding work.

Volunteering for Cyprus Samaritans can change someone's life. Your own. By volunteering to be a Cyprus Samaritan, you can help us make a real difference to others. You will also make a real difference to yourself

 

Maybe you feel you won't be up to it.  Relax.  Everyone feels like that at first. You don't need any formal qualifications or previous experience to be a Cyprus Samaritan.  You do need to be able to listen and not judge people - by allowing them the time and space to explore and express their feelings.

 

Our service is delivered mostly on the telephone but we do see callers face to face in our centre and more and more we are supporting people by email. It can be a challenging experience, but we will fully prepare you before you become a volunteer. Your commitment will be recognised and your skills and experience constantly developed.

 

With Cyprus Samaritans you grow as a person.  Many of our volunteers say it's the most rewarding thing they've ever done. Full training and on-going support will be given to our listening volunteers.

Volunteer

To volunteer, fill in the form below or contact us on 26 93 46 82 any evening between 4 p.m. and midnight or write to SAM at: P.O. Box 64420, 8074 Paphos, Cyprus.