Maytree is currently recruiting Volunteer Befrienders with the empathy and understanding necessary to support individuals in suicidal crisis.
Based at our house in North London, our Volunteers engage with potential guests by phone and email and also spend face-to-face time listening and offering warmth, acceptance and understanding to those staying with us. It’s a challenging role for which we train people. It’s also profoundly rewarding work, providing experiences and fostering skills that enrich the personal and professional lives of our volunteers.
‘As a volunteer at Maytree I have met people with little hope and trust in life. It is beautiful to see how that can change during a short stay here, and to feel part of that process’. Susanne
Maytree asks potential volunteers to work with us for at least a year and to agree to cover a minimum of four 3.5 hour shifts per month plus one sleepover. The house is open 24/7 and our volunteers are able to choose the time slots that suit them.
If you would like to join the extraordinary people who make our work possible please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 272 6863 for an application form. Most applicants are invited for interview and if accepted as Volunteers will be subject to a DBS check.
If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer at Maytree call today for more information or fill in our volunteer form by clicking here...
Maytree is entirely reliant on donations in order to keep going, so we are hugely grateful to the people and organisations who support us.
Maytree needs volunteer fundraisers from across the UK to organise fun ideas in your local community. Maytree will provide you with the promotional material you need to raise money for Maytree, organise an event at a school, run a marathon or grow a beard! Let us know about your fun ideas to raise money to save lives, and we'll work with you - email@example.com.
We have a limited number of FREE 'Early Bird' places, so we recommend you register now if you'd like to cycle for Maytree. Every penny you raise will help individuals in suicidal crisis.
If you would like more information on this or the London to Brighton Bike Ride please get in touch with our fundraising team, Monday - Friday, 09:30 - 17:30.
Please email us or call 0207 2814671
An evening recital to celebrate the role of volunteers in befriending the suicidal. The event will be held in St Stephen Walbrook church, birthplace of the Samaritans and where the seeds of Maytree were first sown.
Caroline Palmer, Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and Sebastian Kolin will play Richard Strauss' 'Cello Sonata in F major', Manuel de Falla's 'Suite Populaire Espagnole' and Mozart's '12 Variations Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman'.