The Samaritans will be opening a Samaritans office in Castlebar in early 2023.
In light of this development, they are holding an Open Evening this evening (Monday) at 8pm in the T.F. Royal in Castlebar for people who are interested in volunteering with the Samaritans in Castlebar.
Mayo deputy Michael Ring met with representatives of the Samaritans last week and he says “the Samaritans are a tremendous organisation. They need new listening volunteers to expand their service”.
The deputy is encouraging anyone who might have an interest in volunteering with the Samaritans to attend tonight’s meeting. The Samaritans, he says, provide full training and mentoring to volunteers. The volunteers will be supported fully.