Are you a good listener? Do your friends tell you about their problems? If you have a couple of spare hours during the day and/or evening and want to learn new skills then apply now to become a volunteer.
There is still time to join the next training course in Wellington, starting mid-October 2015.
Just click on Volunteer in the bar above and complete the online form or ring Carol in our office on 04 472 3676.
If you missed our fantastic volunteers collecting in Wellington, Porirua, Johnsonville and Lower Hutt during our street appeal on 14 and 15 August, don't despair!
You can still give-a-little at https://givealittle.co.nz/org/wellingtonsamaritans or click on the DONATE button on the sidebar on this webpage.
It's that easy to keep the Samaritans on the phone for another year!
Are you a good listener?
Thank you to everyone who gave so generously on 22 and 23 August!
We met and spoke to many people, some of whom also thanked us for being there when they needed someone to listen. Hearing those snippets makes it so worthwhile.
If you missed us, it is not too late! You can still TEXT 2014 to 2446 to donate $3 to the Samaritans!
Wellington Samaritans are currently seeking volunteers (Sams) for their next training course beginning in October 2014. We are looking for people who are good listeners, non-judgmental and empathetic, to help us operate our 24-hour helpline.
If that sounds like you CONTACT US NOW. Call us on 472 3676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
The Wellington Samaritans Annual Appeal hits the streets of The Coolest Little Capital, this time on Friday August 22 and Saturday August 23. The appeal is a vital part of keeping the service 24/7, 365 days a year, supporting our volunteers so they can keep listening, caring and just being there.
Whirlwind Stories is a really great initiative to help enable men to positively embrace their mental health through the sharing of stories.
They've produced a bunch of postcards and behind each postcard is a man's story. Each story is about difficult times and about that man's ability to survive and adapt and get through the tough stuff. Each story is a story of hope.
They've also dedicated an album, Whirlwind, to the cause and it's great. If you want a copy Marbecks are selling them for a gold coin donation.