Samaritans of Boston

Would you like to “be there” for people who are struggling with loneliness, depression or suicidal feelings? Strengthen your listening skills? Gain experience in a non-profit human service agency? Volunteering with The Samaritans/Samariteens may be for you. The Samaritans/Samariteens offer kind, compassionate listening to struggling individuals in the Boston area. As a volunteer, you will help staff both the Samaritans 24-hour befriending service line and the Samariteens befriending line, which is staffed by teen volunteers from 3 pm to 9 pm at Downtown Crossing. All volunteers must complete an intensive weekend training course. Volunteers are needed year-round, so summer volunteers are welcome to continue volunteering during the school year.

Dates: early June-late August and year round
Eligibility: good listeners ages 15 and up that can pass a training
Fee: free (volunteer position)
Deadline: rolling admission

Visit samaritanshope.org or call 617-536-2460 for more information