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Monday 16 September 2019

Samaritans seek new volunteers

Newry Samaritans, who provide a vital 24 hour listening service to people from north Louth, south Armagh and south Down, are looking for volunteers, who might like to get involved with the charity and give something back to the local community, while making a difference to people's lives.

Eileen Campbell, the Director of Samaritans in Newry and Dundalk said: 'We are asking people across the South Down, South Armagh and Dundalk areas to consider making a difference to someone's life by volunteering with us.'

'It takes a huge number of volunteers to keep our service operational and with so many people in need, we want to be there for them all'

Samaritans are best known for the vital support given to callers on its 24-hour telephone service and volunteers can also offer support by SMS, email and face-to-face in communities, festivals and outreach event

'We are looking for men and women, of all ages and walks of life, to join our current volunteers in dedicating around three or four hours a week to those most in need.

Newry Samaritans are holding an Information Evening on Monday, 19th August at 7.30pm in our branch 19 St Colman's Park, Newry BT34 2BX. There is no obligation or pressure with attending this information evening so come along and see if volunteering might be for you.

More information about becoming a volunteer with Samaritans is available by emailing volunteering@samaritans.org or by calling our volunteer team on 03705 627282 from the UK (1890 200 091 from the Republic of Ireland), or www.samaritans.org

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