Posting ID : A1068458799
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Volunteers
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 grow as a social worker or related professional.
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 grad programs in the country (NYU, Columbia, Hunter, Princeton, Berkeley, etc.).
We are currently seeking volunteers who can donate one morning or afternoon shift a week and one overnight shift a month. Volunteers must be at least 21; have good listening and communication skills and be able to make a six-month commitment after training. No experience necessary.
Want to learn more? Samaritans is currently looking for volunteers for the September Hotline Training Class - if interested, please contact us to attend an orientation session. The next orientation sessions will be held on Thursday, August 20th, Wednesday, August 26th and Tuesday, September 1st (with additional dates to follow).
For additional information and to attend an orientation session, please email your full name, phone number and residential street address to or call to receive a Volunteer Information Packet by mail. (In your message, please mention Code O.) We look forward to hearing from you!
**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 .