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Samaritans of New York

Samaritans of New York operates the city’s 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. Last year, we answered over 75,000 hotline calls. Samaritans is part of a well-established 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 October 2021 Hotline Training Class. If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer, please contact us to attend the next orientation for this class on:

Monday, 10/25/21
Thursday, 10/28/21

Samaritans greatest need is for qualified applicants who are available to work at least one five-hour weekday morning or afternoon a week.

If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans Hotline Volunteer, please go to:

All applicants are required to utilize this form to be considered for a hotline position.

For other information, go to:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer requirements:

  • Must be at least 21
  • Of sound health
  • Able to read, write and speak English
  • 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!

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About Samaritans of New York


P.O. Box 1259, Madison Square Station, New York, NY 10159, US

Mission Statement

The Samaritans of New York is the local branch of the world's oldest and largest volunteer crisis response network with 400 centers in 40 countries. Samaritans is devoted to helping people who feel depressed, in crisis or suicidal as well as those who provide care and support to people in crisis and those who have lost a loved one to suicide.


Samaritans is a non-religious, non-profit organization that runs NYC's confidential, 24-hour crisis response hotline staffed entirely by trained volunteers who provide emotional support to people who are depressed, overwhelmed or in crisis; as well as support groups for those who have lost a loved one to suicide and public education programs that raise awareness around suicide and the keys to its prevention.

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine


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