Volunteer Opportunity - COMMONWEALTH CORPS HELPLINE COORDINATOR
Volunteer Opportunity Details:
This is a 20 hour per week stipend Commonwealth Corps position in our Boston location. The premier suicide prevention agency for 38 years in Greater Boston and MetroWest, Samaritans’ mission 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 reduce the stigma associated with suicide. We accomplish this through services that emphasize confidential, nonjudgmental and compassionate listening. Last year we answered more than 150,000 calls from individuals who are troubled, isolated, and possibly suicidal on our 24/7 and Samariteen Helplines; we provided 355 suicide prevention workshops to 15,349 participants; and Grief Support Services supported 1,096 people who had lost a loved one to suicide. Volunteers are our lifeblood; we average 500 each year. The Commonwealth Corps Helpline Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the recruitment, training, and mentoring of helpline volunteers and assisting with the implementation of a number of helpline capacity building technology projects
This opportunity is sponsored by: Samaritans, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.samaritanshope.org
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