*Peer Counselors Needed-Help Those who Need Someone!

Posting ID : A1068458797
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Volunteers

The Samaritans of New York is seeking caring people to provide emotional support on NYC's 24-hour suicide prevention hotline.

When people are feeling overwhelmed, having trouble coping with life's events, experiencing anything from a bad day to a broken heart to a recent loss or depressive illness, Samaritans volunteers are there to help. We provide a "shoulder to lean on", a confidential place to talk things out and someone who will listen and help 24 hours a day.

Samaritans hotline is staffed entirely by trained volunteers who work together as a cooperative team in a safe and comfortable Village setting. The organization is non-religious and non-political and you'd be joining a group of 100 amazing volunteers of all ages and backgrounds--from musicians and artists to Wall Street analysts and bankers to social workers, grad students and stay-at-home parents--each who wants to do something rewarding and meaningful in their free time. We'll provide the training--no experience necessary!

**We are currently running orientation sessions for our upcoming September Hotline Training Class. The next orientation sessions will be held on Thursday, August 20th, Wednesday, August 26th and Tuesday, September 1st (with additional dates to follow).

To receive more information and attend an orientation session, please e-mail your full name, phone number and residential street address to (preferred) or call to receive a Volunteer Information Packet. In your message, mention "/Code M". We look forward to hearing from you!

Requirements: Volunteers each donate one morning, afternoon or evening shift a week and one overnight shift a month. Must be at least 21 years old, have good listening and communication skills and be able to make a six-month commitment following training. No experience necessary!

Alternatively, if you or someone you know is depressed, in crisis or feeling suicidal, call Samaritans non-religious, confidential 24-hour crisis hotline at To learn more about Samaritans suicide prevention programs and services, please visit .


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