The Athlone Midlands branch of Samaritans are gearing up for a recruitment of new volunteers and will hold information nights about their work at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel on Tuesday April 8 and Monday April 14 at 8pm.
Samaritans have just launched their free-t- call number 116123. Athlone branch director, Teresa Bell, said that this freecall number has already had a significant impact on the amount of people contacting Athlone Samaritans since last week.
Extensive training is provided by Samaritans to their new volunteers and this is refreshed on an ongoing basis each year for all volunteers regardless of length of experience. Volunteers should be prepared to give time to their work with Samaritans on a weekly basis and people who are available only to work during night time hours are also welcome to apply.
You can call or text the recruitment line on (085 ) 2845010; email [email protected]; or you can leave your name, address, and telephone number at the branch which is located at 3 Court Devenish, Athlone.
Come along to the Sheraton Athlone Hotel on Tuesday April 8 or Monday April 14 at 8pm and see how you could be part of this vital service.