Volunteer Opportunity
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Helpline Volunteer, Samaritans Inc., Boston, Massachusetts

Organization: Samaritans Inc.
Contact Name: Aram Seo
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: 41 West Street
Boston, Massachusetts  02111  
United States
Great For: Great for Seniors, Great for Teens
Service Area(s): Social Services, Health and Medicine, Directly Serving People, Counseling / Addiction / Recovery, Children and Youth Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
4.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


We are currently seeking volunteers to staff our 24/7 suicide prevention helpline. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization and while they come from many different backgrounds and experiences they share a desire to make our community stronger through the simplicity of human connection. Successful candidates will possess the ability to empathize with others and have strong listening skills. No previous experience is required; all volunteers receive training that will equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide emotional support to callers. Our commitment is 200 hours for adult volunteers (done in 4 hour shift blocks) and 125 hours for teen volunteers (done in 3 hour shift blocks). We are currently seeking applications (from candidates 15 years of age and older) for the following positions: Adult Volunteers Teen Volunteers To begin the application process, interested candidates must attend an Information Session and complete an interview with a current staff member or volunteer. Please visit our website at www.samaritanshope.org/volunteering to submit an online inquiry and receive a list of upcoming Information Session dates.
Initially Posted: 03/07/2016
Last Updated: 03/12/2018