Call for more Samaritans as shop reopens

By Barrie Hudson - 15 March 2021


Swindon and District Samaritans are preparing to safely reopen their charity shop at 5/6Curtis Street.

The organisation needs volunteers to support what it describes as a vital fundraising activity at the heart of the community.

A spokesperson said: "Can you help with time and skills to really make a difference by volunteering in our shop and supporting the people who contact us?

"As a shop volunteer there’s lots to get involved with, including window dressing, working behind the till, sorting donations and talking to customers. No experience is needed – if you’re friendly, approachable, motivated and keen to learn whilst working with a great volunteer team – this could be perfect for you! 

"At the moment we’re looking to open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 15 April, with training available before this date. We’re looking for volunteers who could offer a regular commitment between the hours of 09:30 and 12:45 in the morning or 12:45-16:30 in the afternoon on one of these three days.

"All of our volunteers help to keep Samaritans going. They make it possible for us to be here for those that need someone to listen in times of distress."

A current volunteer said: “I’m pleased to be able to contribute to the work Samaritans does and to help take some of the pressure off listening volunteers”

Anybody who feels they are able to help is invited to visit or email


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