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ManhattanNew York, NY 10003


The Samaritans of New York, which has operated the NYC’s 24-hour suicide hotline for over 30 years, is seeking candidates for our next training class. The work is challenging, the training intensive and the experience extremely rewarding! And though you cannot solve everyone's problems, it's satisfying to know that when someone reaches out for help--You’re There!

Samaritans is currently accepting applicants for the September Hotline Training Class. If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer please contact us to attend one of the following orientation sessions held on Tuesday, August 30 th, Thursday, September 8 th, or Wednesday, September 14 th (with additional dates to follow). Alternatively, you can register through our website http://samaritansnyc.org/volunteer-2/

For infromaion on how to apply please email your full name, phone number and residential street address to samaritansnycvol@aol.com or call 212-673-3041 to receive a Volunteer Information Packet by mail. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Samaritans hotline responds to people of all ages, sexes, races and cultures, including teenagers, the elderly, people dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses like cancer or AIDS; victims of violence, bullying and sexual abuse; the homeless, unemployed, veterans; those with sexual identity issues, who are trying to cope with stigma, who are hesitant to seek help. Almost anyone who suddenly finds themselves facing some overwhelming obstacle or personal tragedy needs help getting through their moment of crisis.

Requirements: We are currently seeking volunteers who can donate one weekday morning, afternoon or weekend shift a week and one overnight a month. You'll be joining a group of dedicated volunteers from NYC’s diverse communities who work together in a supportive environment in a convenient Village location. Hotline work is not for everyone. Volunteers must be focused, disciplined, keep the commitments they make and be willing to work as a member of a collaborative team. Must be at least 21, have good English speaking and written skills and be able make a 6-month commitment after training.


  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Relationship Building

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 Hours per Week

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