Samaritans of Brighton, Hove & District

About Us

Change someone's life - your own! Brighton & Hove Samaritans need listening and associate volunteers to help us answer over 40,000 phone calls, emails, text and visits every year from people in emotional distress.

After a full training programme, our listening volunteers are asked to commit to approximately 3-4 hours a week (flexible roster), including some unsocial hours.

Our associate volunteers fundraise, provide admin & IT support, publicise our branch and organise outreach events.

Visit the Samaritans main web site or contact us now for an invitation to a no-obligation information event: and look forward to what many of our volunteers describe as one of the most rewarding things they have ever done.


Samaritans volunteers need to be able to listen. They can also:

- question gently, tactfully: without intruding - encourage people to tell their own story in their own time and space - refrain from offering advice and instead offer confidential emotional support - always try to see the other point of view, regardless of their own religious or political beliefs

Full training is provided including mentoring and ongoing support. Minimum age 18.