Give Support

Do you want to help people live emotionally better lives? There are many ways you can give support.

Volunteer as a listener

Make a difference in people’s lives when they are distressed, in crisis
or feeling suicidal.

  • Receive nationally certified training that will prepare you to be a more empathetic listener.
  • Learn communications skills that will prove valuable to you in any situation in your life.
  • Become part of a supportive community of volunteers – all making a difference.
  • Feel great about yourself.

Research shows a decrease in feelings of emotional distress and suicide both during and following calls to a crisis hotline, with continuing decreases in crisis states, hopelessness and psychological pain in the following weeks.

Volunteer in other ways

If being a listener isn’t for you, you can help people in crisis in a number of others ways, including marketing and fundraising.

  • Create a stronger community network by volunteering for our Marketing Committee.
  • Spread the word about us and bring in life-saving resources through our fundraising efforts.
  • Join best-in-class professionals in overseeing award-winning programs through our Quality Assurance Committee.
  • Or simply donate. Just $15 pays for one call or text to Caring Contact.
I didn't want to be a volunteer listener but still wanted to help. By raising awareness, I feel I am helping to continue the great work Contact is doing. – Chris, communications professional

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and are all ages. Volunteers are students, parents, business professionals and retirees.In addition to psychology or counseling majors, they are business managers, health administrators, sales people, computer programmers, engineers, scientists, real estate agents, police officers, teachers, government workers, accountants, financial planners, lawyers, human resource professionals and many other professions. Join us.

Call us to learn about how you can get involved: 908.301.1899

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