Date: September 5, 2019
You may know of the UK charity Samaritans and its invaluable work supporting people in emotional distress and with any problem great or small. Samaritans in Spain, also provides this service in English and calls are FREE to 900 525 100 from anywhere in mainland Spain or the Islands. With its call centre HQ and charity shop located at the Punta Marina Commercial Centre near Torrevieja, and new satellite teams around the country, dedicated volunteers are on call 7 days a week, 365 days a year.to help any English speaker of any nationality who needs to talk.
Samaritans in Spain and new charity ASSIST Alicante have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cover the Alicante — Benidorm area. ASSIST Alicante will help recruit and manage a local team of listening volunteers; Samaritans in Spain will provide all training and ongoing support.
If you have four hours to spare once a week to do something that is personally rewarding and be of benefit to vulnerable people, and wish to join the new team, we would love to hear from you. A desire to help someone in need is all that is required. You don’t need special skills or experience.
If you live in the Alicante / Benidorm area please call Emma at ASSIST Alicante on 664 23 11 70 for an informal chat and more information.