In our volunteer blog series, Helpline volunteers share their experiences of training, answering their first calls, and growing to love being on the other end of the line for someone in need.
Findley Montgomery joined Samaritans as a Volunteer Coordinator for Training in October 2019.
Mia Terracino joined Samaritans as a Volunteer Coordinator in August 2019.
Leah Meyers joined Samaritans as a Volunteer Coordinator in August 2019.
Kelsey joined Samaritans as a Community Education & Outreach Coordinator at the end of August 2019.
Alex West joined Samaritans as Special Events Coordinator in September 2019.
Helpline volunteers come to Samaritans from all backgrounds and experiences. Alissa Chen, former Helpline volunteer and Development & Communications intern at Samaritans, shares some of her initial concerns about volunteering at Samaritans and how she overcame those fears.
We are excited to welcome Kennedy Elsey to Samaritans' Board of Directors! We asked Kennedy to describe herself in a nutshell; read on to learn more!
Emma Albright has been involved with Samaritans for four years and is thrilled to be joining the Board of Directors. As a former Samaritans volunteer, mentor to new volunteers, and Homeleader, Emma had the privilege of coming to know those who use our services, and the many paths that may lead a person to pick up the phone, write a text, or visit a SafePlace meeting.
Helpline volunteers come to Samaritans from all backgrounds and experiences. We recently celebrated our youngest volunteers at our Teen Volunteer Parent Night, where four of our young volunteers shared the impact that their experience at Samaritans has had on their lives.