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Suicide Prevention Telephone Hotline Volunteer

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Samaritans Southcoast


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


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.


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


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


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




  • 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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