At Long Island Crisis Center, we believe that everyone, regardless of who they are or what their needs might be, has the right to free confidential help at any time.

Our hotlines are staffed by knowledgeable volunteer counselors who listen with empathy, care, and attention. Counselors can also connect clients with helpful programs and services in the community.

Our training program is regarded as the standard for crisis intervention centers nationwide. Volunteer counselors receive 150 hours of extensive training on a variety of topics through a combination of in-person and virtual interactive information sessions, role plays and on-the-phone mentoring.

The skills you learn at Long Island Crisis Center will carry through to many aspects of your life outside of the Center.

The Next Counselor Training Program Will Begin in March 2022.

  • All prospective volunteers must fill out an application in order to be considered for our program. Please return to this page in January, 2022 when the application opens.
  • After submitting an application, you will be invited to our virtual Crisis Center Orientation. All prospective volunteers must first attend one of our virtual Crisis Center Orientations before being admitted into the Counselor Training Program. The next virtual orientations will take place:

Saturday February 12th, 2022 from 10am-11am


Tuesday February 15th, 2022 from 7pm-8pm

  • Our Counselor Training Program follows a hybrid model, so there will be virtual parts, as well as parts done in the office in Bellmore, NY. You must be able to attend all of the training dates listed below. The dates for the next Counselor Training Program are:

Saturday March 19th, 2022 9am-3pm

Sunday March 20th, 2022  9am-3pm


Saturday March 26th, 2022 9am-5pm

Sunday March 27th, 2022  9am-5pm

Weekly Information Sessions will be held Wednesday Evenings from 7pm-10pm starting March 30th and ending June 15th

Again, Please return to this page in January, 2022 when the application opens.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dana at