Make a Difference as a Volunteer Crisis Counselor

Training Begins March 19th, 2022

Long Island Crisis Center provides free, confidential and nonjudgmental programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives. This includes our 24/7 Crisis Hotlines, as well as our online counseling platform, ChatLIVE Long Island.

Individuals reach out to the Crisis Center for many reasons, including thoughts of suicide, mental health challenges, substance use issues, relationship problems, and more. Out motto is Any Problem, Any Time, Any One.

Volunteer Training Program

Long Island Crisis Center volunteers are the heart of the Agency. They provide the counseling services 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. You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer at LICC.

***At this time, we are ONLY looking for volunteers for our Online Chat Counseling Program, ChatLIVE Long Island (which is conducted remotely, from your home). This service operates from 5pm-11pm. Available shifts will be 5pm-8pm and 8pm-11pm. The training is 10 weeks long and will be fully virtual. Weekly Training/Role Play sessions will be held Saturday Mornings from 10am-12pm starting March 19th and ending May 21st. Please note that the first class on March 19th will run from 10am-1pm.***

****OUR ORIENTATION DATES ARE CURRENTLY FULL, HOWEVER WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS THAT WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST****


Here’s How to Get Started

The first step is to complete the online Volunteer Application. After submitting the form, a staff member will contact you to discuss next steps.

****OUR ORIENTATION DATES ARE CURRENTLY FULL HOWEVER WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS THAT WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST****


If you are invited to the next step of the process, you will be asked to attend a one-hour Zoom Informational Session to learn more about Long Island Crisis Center and our training process.

Upcoming Informational Sessions

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

OR

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


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dana at dmastrangelo@longislandcrisiscenter.org