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The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands

  • 18 people are interested

You don't have to be extraordinary (though we think our volunteers are), to become a Samaritan!

If friends or family have said you're a good listener, then volunteering on our Crisis Line may be a perfect fit! Our volunteers are not therapists or counselors, but are dedicated and compassionate people who are looking for fulfillment. They are retired educators, stay at home mothers and fathers, coders, social workers, students, cashiers- and every one in between!

Volunteers are remote based until further notice and can choose, when safe, to come into the center or continue to answer calls at home. You will undergo comprehensive training that will teach you skills you'll use to help the thousands of people who call into our lines each year looking for non-judgmental listening. We'll cover everything you'll need to know in order to answer the phones, including learning about depression and suicide, and how active listening techniques will help you connect with and help our callers. You'll do a shadow shift or two with an experienced volunteer and we'll be there every step of the way!

Volunteers sign up online for shifts-take a shift every week or just once a month-it's a flexible schedule. Snowbird? Don't worry-we have several who fly down to Florida each year and answer calls from sunny Florida.

We also have a Senior Outreach Program module in the training which gives you the option of volunteering with our unique program of pairing trained volunteers with seniors for a weekly telephone chat.

More opportunities with The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands

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About The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands



Mission Statement

To befriend the lonely, alienated, depressed and suicidal, Samaritans on Cape Cod will listen with unqualified respect in providing: Community education programs Confidential and anonymous crisis line response; and Confidential outreach call programs.


We are a non-denominational, non-profit volunteer organization providing emotional support to those who are distressed, in crisis or suicidal through a non-judgmental, active listening approach called "befriending" with the goal of alleviating the person's despair, isolation and suicidal feelings. Our volunteers answer calls on our hotlines 7 days a week.

Crisis Support


Thu Oct 21, 2021 - Sat Jan 15, 2022
08:00 AM - 10:30 PM


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • variable
  • Three nights of training and one refresher training every two years

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