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We’re open to suicidal feelings

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I want to help


Giving your time by volunteering is a wonderful way to help  people when they’re feeling suicidal. Maytree’s house is able to stay open because of our volunteers’ support.

We value all our volunteers for their enthusiasm and commitment and could not keep running without you. Volunteering with Maytree can be a challenging role and all our volunteers are fully supported with training – It is also profoundly rewarding, providing experiences and fostering skills that enrich personal and professional lives.

Call for Volunteers

Would you like to work in the frontline of suicide prevention? 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. Your involvement helps us to save lives and that matters!

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 365 days a year 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 carol@maytree.org.uk or call 0207 272 6863. Most applicants are invited for interview and if accepted as Volunteers will be subject to a DBS check.