Gemma Howe

Becoming a listening volunteer

Joanne Marrable, Samaritans listening volunteer

I absolutely love being a listening volunteer with Samaritans, I consider it a privilege. There’s something quite humbling about being granted access into a person’s life and quite often in their darkest moments. Some callers can find it so difficult to pick up the phone and start a conversation and as a volunteer you’re able to give them the time and space they need to share their thoughts and feelings and to really listen to them.