Cyprus Samaritans was established in Cyprus in1997 and is affiliated to Befrienders Worldwide. This international network has 349 help centres in 32 countries spread over 5 continents.
Our trained Listening volunteers provide free listening or face to face support from our freephone centres in Paphos, Limassol and Larnaca. Our Charity shops cover the bulk of our income; the funds we need to sustain our free helpline service. Shop volunteers work in the two Paphos and one Limassol shops.
Our mission is to provide confidential emotional support to those who are feeling distressed, lonely or unable to cope and who would like someone to listen to them without giving advice or being judgemental.
By law Cyprus Samaritans are not allowed to speak with anyone who tells us they are under 18 years old.
You do not need to be in despair or suicidal to contact us.
Sometimes it just helps to talk.
Become a Samaritan Volunteer !
We all want to do something that matters in life. And most of us want to do something that will help to change the lives of others around us for the better.
Becoming a volunteer with Cyprus Samaritans will give you the skills you need to make a difference by listening to those who are concerned about their mental health or who are struggling with worry and stress. Our training will give you all the experience and confidence you need to deal with people suffering from the worries and concerns that life can cause.
Volunteering is good for your mind and body, can be extremely fulfilling, and give you the opportunity to give something back to the community that you live in.
Become a Samaritan Volunteer and make a difference by giving emotional support to people when they really need it.
“Working with the Samaritans of Cyprus
has given me the ability to really listen, this has helped me in my working life and also with my own relationships.”
Volunteer of Samaritan Cyprus