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Suicide Prevention Telephone Hotline Volunteer

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Samaritans Southcoast

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Seeking caring, compassionate volunteers to staff our suicide prevention hotline. Samaritans Southcoast suicide prevention hotline is open to all callers, 15 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our hotline is available free to anyone who needs support. Kare Calls are made to seniors who might otherwise be lonely and isolated.

Each volunteer participates in a 35-hour mandatory training program, which includes working with a trained volunteer. Trainings are scheduled for November 2021, and January 2022. Volunteers are asked to cover a 2.5-hour shift or two weekly. A minimum of a 6-month commitment is expected.

Volunteer work is remote and flexible.

Internship and work-study are offered to college students as well as community service opportunities.

Applicants must undergo a background check to be considered.

More opportunities with Samaritans Southcoast

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Samaritans Southcoast

Location:

P.O. Box 1333, Westport, MA 02790, US

Mission Statement

To be available to the lonely, depressed and/or suicidal. To listen without judgement or prejudice offering total anonymity and confidentiality.

Description

As the region's suicide prevention hotline, Samaritans Southcoast is free and open to anyone who needs support, 15 hours a day, 7 days a week. Samaritans Southcoast is accredited by the Internation Council for Helplines

Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Data Entry
  • Bereavement Support
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2.5 hours per week - 10 hours a week
  • 6 mo. commitment

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