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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Youth Crisis Helpline

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

Virtually

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

We truly appreciate your interest in volunteering with us to support those in need during these very challenging times.

DESCRIPTION

Be the Support Someone Needs:  Each day, people who struggle with loneliness, depression, or suicidal feelings turn to Samaritans’ 24/7 Helpline for nonjudgmental support. On the other side of a phone call or text message, they find a caring listener ready to provide compassion. You can be that caring listener!

  • Connect with our mission of suicide prevention through compassionate listening
  • Follow our model of not giving advice or offering your opinion
  • Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place for our callers and texters to share
  • Practice open and honest communication
  • Have basic computer skills

ITEMS NEEDED


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age requirement: 15 years old


NEXT STEPS

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at Samaritans!

  1. The first step in the volunteer process is to complete our online volunteer inquiry form at https://samaritanshope.org/get-involved/volunteer-on-the-24-7-helpline-form. You’ll be asked to provide basic contact information so that we can add you to our records. 
  2. Upon completion of this step, you will then receive an automatic email response detailing the next steps in the application process.

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