What you can and can't do.
Just things like that, I mean, you could be saving someone's life, I do expect some training would be needed so you don't push them the wrong way.
Your doing a great thing if you do volunteer.
You do need to do a training course for about 8-10 weeks. You cover all the various points that you need to become an effective Samaritan - it isn't simply ''sitting and listening'' - far from it! There is a lot to take in at first, but if you feel like going for it, then do! If you feel it isn't for you then you can quit at any time.
Best thing for you to do, to get the ball rolling would be to contact your local branch and ask when the next information evening is. http://www.samaritans.org/talk_to_so..._branches.aspx
If you've got any questions, feel free to PM me