Volunteer on the 24/7 Helpline

Be the Support Someone Needs

Each day, people who struggle with loneliness, depression, or suicidal feelings turn to our 24/7 Helpline and Hey Sam 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.

Over the past few months, we have experienced an outpouring of support from potential volunteers like you. Due to this increased interest, we currently have a waitlist of potential volunteers, and our application process is delayed. We deeply appreciate your interest in becoming a volunteer and your patience as we work diligently to train and onboard new volunteers. 

Please complete the inquiry form below and we will follow up with information on how to get added to the volunteer waitlist. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].

We truly appreciate your interest in volunteering with us to support those in need of compassionate support.

Apply to Volunteer on our Helplines

All applicants aged 15-24 will be considered for the Hey Sam program

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Our Services

Samaritans provides lifesaving suicide prevention services throughout Massachusetts. Our services are free, confidential, and nonjudgmental.


24/7 Helpline

You can call or text us anytime you feel isolated, desperate, suicidal, or concerned about someone else in your life.


Hey Sam

Hey Sam is a peer-to-peer texting service for people up to 24 years old.


Grief Support Services

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you can find support through events, meetings, and peer networks.


Community Education

Learn how to help someone in crisis by hosting a suicide prevention workshop at your school, workplace, or organization.