If you have always wanted to volunteer for The Samaritans, but live too far from our center, have mobility or transportation concerns, then our Senior Outreach Program may be the perfect fit because you can do it in the comfort of your own home.
Our Senior Outreach Program pairs a Samaritan trained volunteer with a senior for weekly telephone calls. Seniors are referred to the program by Elder Services, Councils of Aging, Physicians, Friends, Family, or themselves because they are isolated, lonely, at risk for depression or anxiety, and would benefit from non-judgmental communication.
You will be trained in active listening techniques, and matched with a senior. You'll arrange a time that works for both you and your senior, and your number is always blocked. Calls range from 5 minutes to as long as you like.
We have ongoing Senior Outreach Training. We can even bring the two hour training to you! Come and join us and make a difference in the life of a great senior!
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 5 minutes to 45 minutes a week
- compassionate, non-judgmental,