Long Island Crisis Center volunteers are the heart of the agency – they provide the service to our clients. With a small administrative staff and nearly 200 volunteers, there are always many opportunities available.

All you need to start is the desire to help and just a little spare time! You do not need any previous experience. LICC provides a free, comprehensive training program to all volunteers. You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer at Long Island Crisis Center.

Volunteer Roles

Counselor Assistants (CAs) answer business phones and help counselors in a variety of ways. In addition interested CAs can join our community outreach team, representing LICC at area schools and community events.

Counselors answer all of the hotlines and provide online counseling and counseling to walk-in clients. As the center is widely recognized for its expertise in crisis-intervention counseling training, counselors will receive an intensive training about a variety of current issues affecting youth and families.

Upcoming Trainings

Counselor Assistant training will be taking place:

  • February 4th, 11th, and 18th – Tuesday Evenings, 7pm-10pm
  • March 11th, 18th, and 25th – Wednesday Evenings, 7pm -10pm

Time Commitment

Counselor Assistants make a commitment of 3-4 hours per week. Counselors-in-training and Counselors are asked to volunteer 4-6 hours per week. The hours do not have to be done all at once and can be spread out over the week according to your availability. In addition, after going through the Counselor Training, counselors MUST commit to do at least 160 hours (approximately 6 months) of shift time after they have completed the counselor training.

Take the First Step

Be a part of our life-saving team!  Here’s how you can learn more about volunteering at LICC, and how to schedule your volunteer interview today:

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

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