Volunteer opportunity description

Have you been looking for a meaningful way to help others? At Samaritans, you will make a significant and lasting impact while helping others on our 24-hour emotional support and suicide prevention hotline.

Volunteers love the personal satisfaction that comes with helping individuals that need and appreciate your compassion and support as well as the camaraderie of working alongside like-minded, caring individuals. We know your time is valuable. Rest assured, it will be very well-spent at Samaritans!

You will have the opportunity to provide support to people who are experiencing some form of personal crisis--from a difficult loss or a broken heart to a chronic disease or depressive illness. Samaritans hotline is non-religious and it responds to people of all ages and all backgrounds to who feel overwhelmed or depressed and need someone to talk to.

Samaritans is currently accepting applicants for the March Hotline Training Class. If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer, please contact us to attend one of the following orientations:

  • Thursday, March 30
  • Thursday, April 6
  • Wednesday, April 12

Please email your full name, phone number and residential street address to samaritansnycvol@aol.com or call 212-673-3041 to receive a Volunteer Information Packet by mail. (In your message, mention that you found us on NYC Service "Code T"). Thank you.



We are currently seeking volunteers who can donate one weekday morning or afternoon shift per week as well as one overnight shift per month. 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!

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Samaritans of New York

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