Helpline Volunteer

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Samaritans, Inc.

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Samaritans, Inc. is the premier suicide prevention organization in the communities of Greater Boston and MetroWest, providing lifesaving services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Samaritans' purpose is to alleviate despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, to educate the public about suicide prevention and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.

We are currently seeking volunteers to staff our 24/7 suicide prevention helpline. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization and while they come from many different backgrounds and experiences they share a desire to make our community stronger through the simplicity of human connection.

Successful candidates will possess the ability to empathize with others and have strong listening skills. No previous experience is required; all volunteers receive training that will equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide emotional support to callers.

We offer a traditional 9 month commitment of a few hours a week, as well as potential accelerated commitments for those who have more time to give within a smaller time frame.

We are currently seeking applications (from candidates 15 years of age and older) for the following positions:

  • Adult Volunteers (200 hour commitment, done in 4 hour shift blocks. 9 overnights [11pm-7am] required). Applications accepted year round.
  • Teen Volunteers (125 hour commitment, done in 3 hour shift blocks). Applications accepted year round.

To begin the application process, interested candidates must complete a volunteer inquiry on our website. Please visit our website at to submit an inquiry and learn more about our organization and volunteering through our information session video.

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Community 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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