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Thaivisa announces new charity partnership with the Samaritans of Thailand


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On 4/15/2020 at 8:58 AM, deadbeat said:

I called the english language number last year as I wanted to volunteer and help them out. I dont speak Thai but I thought there must be falangs who need this service. Recorded message saying they would get back to me. No reply, nothing, ??? 

Good job you wasn't feeling suicidal, I also tried that number for a friend and never got an answer

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So it would seem that the announcement put up by Thaivisa maybe incorrect regarding the English call back option. 

Never hurts to fully check out pre-prepared news releases supplied by others. 

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You might need a work permit for volunteer assistance like that.
It might be better to let them know you were available, and have an English-speaking Thai refer callers to you, than allowing your own number to be made widely available - maybe troublesome at the time of a Samaritans call!

 

Well done for volunteering!

 

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I read this every time i open TVF. 

Certainly a needed service. 

But if you are phoning Samaritans or similar organisations, the last thing you want is to leave your number and wait for someone to hopefully call you back...

People in need of help or an ear to listen don't want a recording...

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On 4/14/2020 at 2:03 PM, kimamey said:

I knew the Samaritans operated associated groups operated in many countries although often not using the Samaritans manner but I'd never heard of them in Thailand. I was a volunteer for the Sams in the UK many years ago and I think it's a great idea.

 

My only confusion is the fact that English language calls are made by Thais who are fluent in English. Whilst there's nothing wrong with that it seems to suggest that anyone who isn't Thai isn't welcome as a volunteer. If that's the case then that's totally at odds with the concept that I knew. 

Yes it’s a great idea especially in Thailand as suicide up and up Virus none apparently but death will keep going up but not from corvid , starvation depression, desperation, all factors designed to take out the population as a bi product of virus fear 

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I would have thought that if someone gets the courage to reach out and make that call in their moment of need of some kind of help the very last thing they want is to be put on hold or told of a "call back"

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That type of call is deeply personal and probably very difficult to make and they may not want a " call back" and potentially have to explain to a spouse who is calling them and why ! 

 

Really sorry to read of the non return calls listed here.

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35 minutes ago, blonko said:

Samaritans Thailand haven't got any unfamiliar volunteers right now essentially in light of the fact that there has been a deficiency of unfamiliar volunteers. Be that as it may, anybody is free to put themselves forward. I see all volunteers experience preparing and appraisal of around a half year before they can accept calls. 

I comprehend in the past there have been a few unfamiliar volunteers yet they have since left Thailand.

Pray tell me what are 'unfamiliar volunteers'.......

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