Volunteer opportunity description

Samaritans of New York operates the city’s 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. Last year, we answered over 75,000 hotline calls. Samaritans is part of a well-established international network of 400 centers in 42 countries where over 20,000 volunteers provide crisis response and emotional support services to people who are in distress, depressed and suicidal.


Samaritans is currently accepting applicants for the June 2021 Hotline Training Class. If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer, please contact us to attend the next orientation for this class:


Tuesday, June 8th

Monday, June 14th

Tuesday, June 22nd

Samaritans greatest need is for qualified applicants who are available to work at least one five-hour weekday morning or afternoon a week. 


If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans Hotline Volunteer, please go to: https://samaritansnyc.org/volunteer-2/


All applicants are required to utilize this form to be considered for a hotline position.


For other information, go to:  www.samaritansnyc.org


We look forward to hearing from you!


Volunteer requirements:

  • Must be at least 21
  • Good English speaking + written skills
  • Willing to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Available to donate:

1 weekday morning, afternoon, evening or weekend shift a week

1 overnight shift a month

  • No experience necessary!


We are currently seeking volunteers who can donate one weekday morning, afternoon, evening or overnight shift a week. You'll be joining a great group of volunteers who work together in a supportive environment in a convenient Village location. Must be at least 21, have good communication and listening skills and be able make a 6-month commitment after training. No experience necessary!

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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Samaritans of New York

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(212) 673-3041
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