12 January 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
The Cork Branch of the Samaritans dealt with more than 67,000 contacts last year, 2015, spread across phone, text, email and walk-in clients. The important free service is the only Samaratians branch, beyond Dublin, that operates 24/7/365.
If you would like to be a Good Samaritan then you are welcome to attend a recruitment evening for volunteers next week.
When and where?
Cork Samaritans Centre, 7-8 Coach Street, Cork City Centre, next Monday (18 January) at 7pm.
The Samaritans welcome and value every volunteer from all walks of life.. You just need a natural ability to listen and remain open minded.
What else does Cork Samaratians do?
In addition to listening to callers the service is 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
Call to action
For more information about voluntering email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 087 061 0952, or drop into 7-8 Coach Street, on Monday (18 January) at 7pm.