Volunteer Training

Join our Team – Become a Samaritan volunteer!

Feb 26, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

SAMSRI Forget-Me-Not Gallery and Community Education Center 67 Park Place Pawtucket RI

The Samaritans’ Free, Confidential Hotline/Listening Line – the gateway to care and a lifetime of support*

Suicide prevention may sound depressing, but it is really about hope- the hope that we can make a difference by being there for a caller who just needs someone to listen, someone to care. People of all ages and backgrounds face
difficult problems in their lives. They often believe no one cares or wants to listen. They can sometimes feel hopeless, alone or have suicidal thoughts.

Since 1977, The Samaritans of Rhode Island has been the state’s most trusted listening line. Our mission is to prevent suicide by providing emotional support through the internationally recognized model of befriending. We facilitate
this mission by maintaining a free, anonymous and confidential state-wide 24-hour Crisis Hotline/ Listening Line.

This volunteer-based hotline is supported philanthropically and available to all callers without regard to  prequalification or ability to pay. Trained Samaritan volunteers use caring nonjudgmental, listening skills to befriend
callers of all ages and backgrounds,

What do we know about the suicidal?

They feel hopeless. They believe no one cares if they live or die. And they believe they are doing everyone a favor if they die by suicide.

What is considered the biggest risk factor for suicide?

The World Health Organization reports that internationally, the single biggest suicide risk factor is the lack of connectedness to family, friends, and community.

By having our lines open and available to those in need of someone to listen, our volunteers make a difference every day!

Who volunteers? Anyone who can meet our volunteer requirements, can follow the rules and protocols and cares!

Spring 2018 Volunteer Training Schedule

(Special Notice: For Brown University student volunteer registration- please contact us directly at: info@samaritansri.necoxmail.com Please write Brown Student Volunteer in the Subject Line.)

For the general public and other college/university student volunteers, we are offering 4 opportunities to train (Session 1, Session 2, Session 3 or Session 4) and become part of our volunteer team!

Hotline Training Dates:
2018 Spring Training Dates:

Brown University Student intro night March 1st and April 5th

For all Summer Work/Study students (any college or university, Brown U included), please contact us at info@samaritansri.necoxmail.com

Session One:

Introductory Night February 26th (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Please be on time.

Mandatory Classes March 5th; 8th; 12th; 15th; 19th; 22nd; and 26th (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

Session Two:

Introductory Night April 2nd (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Please be on time.

Mandatory Classes April 9th; 12th; 16th; 19th; 23rd; 26th; 30th (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

Session Three:

Introductory Night May 3rd (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) Please be on time.

Mandatory Classes May 7th; 10th; 14th; 17th; 21st; 24th and 28th (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

Session Four:

Introductory Night June 4th (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) Please be on time.

Mandatory Classes June 7th; 11th; 14th; 18th; 21st; 25th; 28th (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

Questions? Email us at info@samaritansri.necoxmail.com or call our business line at 401.721.5220

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