Support Mental Health Needs of New Yorkers in Crisis -- Volunteer


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


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 upcoming Hotline Training Class. If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer, please contact us to attend the one of the following Orientation Sessions:

  • Wednesday, January 11
  • Wednesday, January 18

To receive a Volunteer Information packet, please email with the following information:

-your full name

-phone number

-residential street address


-Inquire through our website:

- Call 212-673-3041 to receive a Volunteer Information Packet by mail

We look forward to hearing from you!

Almost anyone who finds themselves facing some overwhelming obstacle or personal tragedy needs help getting through their moment of crisis. At Samaritans of NYC, our caring volunteers respond to people of all backgrounds: 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.

The work is challenging, the training intensive and the experience extremely rewarding! You must be focused, disciplined and keep the commitments you make. This is serious work; 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.

Volunteer requirements:

  • Must be at least 21
  • Good English speaking + written skills
  • Willing to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Available to donate:
    • 1 weekday morning, afternoon, evening or weekend shift a week
    • 1 overnight shift a month
  • No experience necessary!


  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Public Relations
  • Relationship Building

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 Hours per week

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