Make a Difference As a Crisis Hotline Volunteer

Through our 24/7 crisis hotlines and live chat, Long Island Crisis Center provide short-term crisis counseling, information, and referrals on a wide range of issues, including depression, suicide, self injury, eating disorders, and more.


Long Island Crisis Center volunteers are the heart of the agency – they provide the service to our clients. All you need to start is the desire to help and time to give.  You do not need any previous experience. LICC provides a free, comprehensive training program to all volunteers.

Here’s How It Works:

Schedule your volunteer interview by calling (516) 824-0244 today.  Your interview will take place during the month of January at our Bellmore offices.

If accepted, you will attend our three Counselor Assistant (CA) training class sessions during the month of February.  Counselor assistants answer the business phone and help counselors in a variety of ways. 

Classes will take place on the following Wednesday evenings at our Bellmore offices:

  • February 8th: 7pm – 10pm
  • February 15th: 7pm – 10pm
  • February 22nd: 7pm – 10pm

Space permitting, you may be able to sign up for our Counselor Training “Marathon,” a series of all-day training sessions that take place on Saturdays and Sundays in March.

The “Marathon” will take place on the following days at our Bellmore offices:

  • Saturday, March 4th: 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Sunday, March 5th: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Saturday, March 11th: 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Sunday, March 12th: 12:30pm – 5:30pm

As a counselor in training, you will attend 18 weekly information sessions on a variety of topics (suicide, domestic violence, self injury, etc.)  These info sessions will be held on Tuesday nights, from 7pm – 10pm.  These info sessions will run from March 14th to approximately June 27th.  

Concurrently, trainees do shifts with experienced counselors at their own convenience. It takes approximately nine months to complete the training.


Take the First Step

Be a part of our life-saving team!  Here’s how you can reach out and schedule a volunteer interview today:

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Call our business line now to schedule your interview:
(516) 826-0244

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Please note: Once the training is complete, we require that you commit to at least 200 hours (approximately eight months at six hours a week) as a crisis counselor to repay for the amount of time invested in your training.