Phone Pal Volunteer
SOUTHERN MAINE AGENCY ON AGING
Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s mission is to improve the physical, social, emotional and economic well-being of elder adults in Southern Maine.
PLEASE NOTE ALTHOUGH THIS OPPORTUNITY TAKES PLACE OVER THE PHONE, ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE RESIDENTS OF SOUTHERN MAINE
Tasks: The Phone Pal Volunteer will provide homebound elders & individuals with disabilities with companionship by regularly calling on the phone in an effort to decrease feelings of social isolation and loneliness. Volunteers will communicate concerns to the MOW site coordinator as needed and follow protocol if recipient does not answer phone at the scheduled time.
Qualities, experience & skills: Ability to develop a sense of trust and rapport; sensitivity toward older adults and persons with disabilities and/or dementia; ability to demonstrate active listening skills; have access to reliable phone service.
Where will the volunteer(s) work?: From their home; MOW site dependent.
When will the volunteer(s) work? Phone calls will occur 1 - 3 days a week - schedule dependent on volunteer and recipient
Length of commitment: 6 months to a year
When and where will volunteer training/orientation take place? The next Phone Pal virtual training takes place on Thursday, January 28th at 10:00AM. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
A driver record and criminal background check are required.
About SOUTHERN MAINE AGENCY ON AGING
30 Barra Road, Biddeford, ME 04005, US
The Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s mission is to improve the quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities, and the people who care for them.
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