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ManhattanNew York, NY 10003


Final opportunity to join the Fall hotline volunteer training with Samaritans of New York, which operates the city’s 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. Samaritans is part of an international network of 400 centers in 42 countries where over 20,000 volunteers provide crisis response and emotional support services to people who are in distress, depressed and suicidal.

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 an orientation session on:

  • Monday, August 14
  • Wednesday, August 23
  • Tuesday, August 29

Alternatively, you can register through our website

Please email your full name, phone number and residential street address to or call 212-673-3041 to receive a Volunteer Information Packet by mail. We look forward to hearing from you!

Requirements: We are currently seeking volunteers who can donate one weekday morning, afternoon, evening 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. Must be at least 21, have good English speaking and written skills and be able make a 6-month commitment after training. No experience necessary!


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

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 / Week

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