Crisis Hotline Volunteers Needed!
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CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth Counties to offer Crisis Hotline volunteer training.

TOMS RIVER, N.J. - JerseyDesk -- Become a voice to those in distress and make a difference in your community. CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth Counties (CONTACT) will be hosting a Crisis Hotline Volunteer Training beginning Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Training will take place once a week every Wednesday for 12 weeks from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in person at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, 1674 Old Freehold Road, Toms River.

CONTACT is a 24-hour Crisis Intervention/Listening telephone service. "We are here for anyone who is in trouble, lonely, depressed, and suicidal or someone who just needs a person to listen to them," stated Kim Santora, Executive Director of CONTACT. Volunteers are as close as a telephone call away, 24 hours each day of the year, to listen and respond to the lonely, hurting people of the community. All calls are free, confidential and anonymous.

​​Participation in the training programs is both challenging and rewarding. "This training and volunteering opportunity is ideal for retirees, empty-nesters, stay-at-home parents," said Santora. "Many of our volunteer listeners sought meaningful activities after retiring or when their children moved out. Volunteering for CONTACT has proven to be a fulfilling pursuit, offering not only a purpose for their newfound freedom, but also a sense of gratification as they contribute to helping those in crisis."

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If you or someone you know is in crisis, needs help or a listening ear, please call CONTACT's 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 732-240-6100.

For more information about CONTACT and to register for the volunteer training, please call 732-240-6104 or email

About CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties

CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties is a non-profit charitable organization that provides trained telephone listeners who respond to human needs 24 hours every day. This volunteer-based organization offers free confidential crisis intervention, information on available resources, and referrals to community services. To learn more, visit

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Source: CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties
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