Samaritans, Inc.

41 West St 4th Floor, Boston, Ma 02111, Usa
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Our missionOur mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.
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Made Some Temporary Changes to our Programs and Events

Made Some Temporary Changes to our Programs and Events

Samaritans, Inc.

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Grief Support Services Volunteer

Our Grief Support Services volunteers have been personally impacted by a loss to suicide and are at a place in their own healing which allows them to help others as they travel a similar path after a tragic loss. These volunteers facilitate peer support groups and participate in home visits.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Other Volunteering

We are always looking for volunteers to help with events, including our 5K and Breakfast for Hope, intern in the development office, assist with administrative tasks, or contribute in other ways.
  • One-time, Occasional, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Office work, Event support
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Crisis Services Volunteer

On the other side of the phone call or text message, people who are isolated, desperate, or suicidal find a caring listener. These compassionate people are Befrienders: teens (15+), students, professionals, and retirees from a variety of cultural, educational, and religious backgrounds who volunteer their time for our 24/7 Crisis Services.
  • Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpWe have trained more than 5,250 volunteers in befriending skills; provided suicide prevention workshops to 135,000 individuals; and lent aid and support to 13,000 individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. Our services would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers.
About usFor over 40 years, we have provided life-saving suicide prevention services and nonjudgmental support throughout Massachusetts. Samaritans’ purpose is to alleviate despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. We accomplish this through services that emphasize confidential, nonjudgmental, and compassionate listening.
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