Swindon & District Samaritans is hosting an event to try and find more people to volunteer at its centre.

The organisation is putting on an Information Event on August 17 which will allow people to find out more about volunteering without feeling obliged to take on a future role.

A range of positions are available at the charity including as a listening volunteer to help people at difficult times of their lives by providing confidential, non-judgmental emotional support.

Swindon & District Samaritans receives a call every six seconds and volunteering gives the chance to turn someone’s life around.

A Samaritans volunteer said: “I was blown away by how prepared I felt to enter the telephone lines and how helpful everyone was once I began taking calls.”

The event is being held at Chiseldon House in Westlea, West Swindon, between 10am and 11.30am this Saturday.

To register an interest call 01793 512490 or email samsrecruitment@btconnect.com.