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Samaritans, Inc.

  • 279 people are interested

Each day, people who struggle with loneliness, depression, or suicidal feelings turn to Samaritans' 24/7 Helpline for non-judgmental support. On the other side of a phone call or text message, they find a caring listener ready to provide compassion.

Our Helpline volunteers are teens (15+), students, professionals, and retirees from a variety of backgrounds. While they may share no prior training, our Helpline volunteers:

  • Connect with our mission of preventing suicide though compassionate listening
  • Follow our model of not giving advice
  • Practice open and honest communication
  • Complete one four hour shift each week and one overnight shift each month
  • Commit to volunteering for 200 hours (adults) or 125 hours (teens)
  • Have basic computer skills

Few things can be as rewarding as knowing that you were there when someone needed you most. The more trained volunteers we have, the more people we can serve. We would love for you to apply to join us. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, visit samaritanshope.org to fill out a volunteer inquiry form.

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About Samaritans, Inc.


41 West Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, US

Mission Statement

Samaritans' mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress, and suicidal feelings among individuals in the community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.


Samaritans provides life saving suicide prevention services throughout Greater Boston, MetroWest, and across Massachusetts. Our services are free, confidential, and nonjudgmental.

24/7 Crisis Services - You can call or text us anytime you feel isolated, desperate, suicidal, or concerned about someone else in your life.

Grief Support Services - If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you can find support through events, meetings, and peer networks.

Community Education & Outreach - Learn how to help someone in crisis by hosting a suicide prevention workshop at your school, workplace, or organization.

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


41 West Street4th floorBoston, MA 02111


  • Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Psychology


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 hours per week

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