Brighten someone’s day with a simple telephone call!
A phone call might seem like a simple thing, but for older adults who are isolated and lonely, it can bring friendship, comfort and security.
As a Tele-Touch Volunteer, you’ll call clients according to a pre-arranged schedule.
Depending on the client’s wishes, it may be a quick phone call to make sure the client is up and about or it could be a friendly chat about the day’s plans. If you’re unable to reach your client, you let us know and we then follow up until we’re sure that the client is safe and sound.
Skills and Experience
- Excellent active listener
- Friendly, compassionate and caring
- Able to maintain strict confidentiality
- Attendance at an orientation session
One orientation session.
Apply now to be included in the next orientation session.
Less than one hour per week, long term matches are ideal
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Clean police records check with vulnerable sector screening
- Two references
A Life Less Lonely: Jean’s Story
“It’s tough being widowed and on your own,” says Jean. “Tele-Touch is my security blanket.”
Should you require accommodation during the application process, please inform Fran Savelson at 289-838-4610 so we can ensure your equal participation.
Upcoming Training Sessions
“I hope that the good with that Acclaim Health does always continues. I feel teary when I think back on what I have experienced, and I am so glad that I have had this opportunity.” Dave Page first started volunteering with Acclaim Health in 2001. On the brink of retirement, Dave wanted to find something…
Finding the light in the darkest of days. “Finding a rhythm of life that we can both harmonize with. We lose that when we get devastating news – it’s all about finding new patterns and rhythms which Muriel and I are doing together.” Losing your lifelong partner is something you can never fully…
“I am so proud to be a part of this organization. Acclaim Health is very appreciative of each and every single volunteer.” "Can you spare 5 minutes today?" - a simple question on a brochure while browsing the library brought Nancy into the Tele-Touch world. Initially, in search of some rewarding volunteer work, Nancy’s experience…