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Become a Caring and Crisis Hotline Listener

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ORGANIZATION: Caring Contact

  • 150 people are interested
Caring Contact

Are you looking for a flexible, rewarding volunteer opportunity?

Have you ever been told you are a good listener?

Do you have a yearning to really make a difference?

Become a Caring and Crisis Hotline Listener.

You could save a life.

Volunteers receive 52 hours of comprehensive training in active listening, Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. You also are supported by seasoned listeners during 24 hours of internship before you answer calls on your own. Even once you are a certified listener, we provide a range of support and training opportunities so you can continue to develop your skills. Once trained, volunteers agree to provide 8 hours in our call center. The 8 hours are flexible and chosen by the volunteer through an on-line calendar.

Join our listening community.

Our next volunteer training will be held:

Spring 2023, beginning in mid-March

This training will be mixture of in-person and Zoom. All volunteers must be vaccinated and boosted.

To learn more and apply, please log onto


or call 908.301.1899

More opportunities with Caring Contact

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Caring Contact


Box 2376, Westfield, NJ 07091, US

Mission Statement

Caring Contact believes that every human being has intrinsic value. We provide hope, offer compassion, and save lives through our caring and crisis hotline and community outreach programming. We devote ourselves to preventing suicide and other self-destructive behavior by listening actively and empathetically to people in distress, offering them emotional support without judgment. Since volunteers make our service possible, we are committed to providing an enriched, rewarding volunteer experience.


Caring Contact is a caring and crisis hotline offering the gift of listening to callers in need throughout New Jersey.

Part of a nationwide network of crisis hotlines affiliated with CONTACT USA and, internationally, with Lifeline International, Caring Contact is dedicated to preventing suicide and making a positive difference in people's lives. The service, provided by highly trained volunteers, is free and confidential.

CONTACT's local hotline number is (908) 232-2880.

Caring Contact is also a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, for which it answers calls to 1 (800) SUICIDE and 1 (800) 273-8255. CONTACT is the primary responder to calls made to these national hotline numbers from many area codes within New Jersey. You can also reach us via texting at "Heart" to 741-741.


Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Children & Youth, Crisis Support, Seniors


Mon Nov 28, 2022 - Sun Feb 26, 2023
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM


Zoom for training, Westfield for volunteer workWestfield, NJ 07090



  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 21
  • minimum 8 hours per month after training is complete
  • ongoing advanced training

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