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Tele-Touch Volunteer

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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

 

Commitment

Training

One orientation session.

Apply now to be included in the next orientation session.

 

Ongoing

Less than one hour per week, long term matches are ideal

 

Requirements

  • 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 Kanza Shahid at 905-827-8800 x2305, so we can ensure your equal participation.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Janet and Colleen – A Strong Connection

https://youtu.be/wOPNv9rF0yk “It’s comforting to know that I can phone her” When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876, he couldn’t have guessed that over 140 years later, people at risk of social isolation in Halton would use his invention to bond with others on a deep and personal level. Janet is one of those…

A Story About Bereavement

https://youtu.be/dTJc0ApDWbY   A Story About Bereavement “I have come through this grief because of Acclaim Health” When a loved one passes away, the grief can be a difficult journey that takes the mind into uncharted territory, but there’s a chance to feel hopeful and grateful on the other side. “Looking back, it’s really an adventure,”…

A Song Called “Patty’s Place”

https://youtu.be/JEfpuGHS27I "This place has been a God send to her and to me” After 62 years of marriage, Al knows his wife, Joanne, like the back of his hand. He could tell you the songs she likes, where she keeps her kitchen utensils, and everything in between. Because of this, he quickly noticed when she…

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905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127

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