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 September Hotline Training Class. If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer, please contact us to attend an orientation session on:

  • Thursday, September 14
  • Tuesday, September 19
  • Wednesday, September 27

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!

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

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 Hours per week

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