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Overnight Helpline Coordinator- Part Time 16-24 hours
The Overnight Helpline Coordinator’s role is to ensure 24/7 coverage by responding to helpline calls and supporting and supervising volunteers responding to helpline calls during the overnight (11p-7a EST) shift. The coordinator will provide and oversee the emotional support given to helpline callers in order for the agency to fulfill its mission of serving the isolated, despairing and suicidal through compassionate and non-judgmental listening. Part time position available: 16-24 hours per week.
Crisis Services Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
Samaritans is currently seeking interns and 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 and interns receive training that will equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide emotional support to callers.
We offer a traditional 9 month commitment of a few hours a week as well as accelerated volunteer commitments for those who have more time to give within a smaller time frame.
We are currently seeking applications (from candidates 15 years of age and older) for the following positions:
- Adult Volunteers (4 hours per week for 9 months and one overnight shift per month). Applications accepted year round.
- Teen Volunteers (3 hours per week for 9 months). Applications accepted year round.
- Accelerated Volunteer Commitment Opportunities (8-16 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months). Applications are accepted year round.
- Fall Interns (based upon school requirements). Application Deadline: September 2nd.
To begin the application process, interested candidates must attend an Information Session and complete an interview with a current staff member or volunteer. Click here to complete our online inquiry and receive upcoming Information Session dates.