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 anytime.

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 September, 2021.

Please return to this page in July, 2021, when the application opens.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joe at jwalsh@longislandcrisiscenter.org