Psych & Social Work Students- crisis hotline counseling internship


Cause Areas


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


ManhattanNew York, NY 10003


Gain experience you can't get anywhere else while you help people who are experiencing some form of personal crisis. Volunteer on Samaritans 24-hour crisis response hotline and provide emotional support to those who feel depressed, in crisis or suicidal and need someone to talk to. The work is challenging, the training intensive and the experience rewarding! And you'll gain experience that can help you get into grad school, make a career change or simply grow more yourself!

To request information about Samaritans upcoming volunteer training dates, please email the following to

-your full name

-phone number

-residential street address

Or call 212-673-3041 to receive a Volunteer Information Packet by mail. We look forward to hearing from you!

Samaritans hotline volunteers develop personal and professional skills that have helped them land jobs in the public and private sector (mental health, public health, education, etc.) as well as get into some of the most respected social work, psychology and other related graduate programs in the country (NYU, Columbia, Hunter, Princeton, Berkeley, etc.)

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. Must be at least 21, have good English speaking and written skills and be able make a 6-month commitment after training. No exerience necessary.


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

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 hour / week
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