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Telephone Reassurance Program

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ORGANIZATION: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

  • 29 people are interested
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Don’t we all appreciate the comfort that comes from a friendly voice on the other end of the phone?

Our faith-based organization is seeking volunteers to call older adults who are isolated, reside alone, or just need encouragement or reminders throughout the day. You could make these simple and brief phone calls to one or several elderly adults, however many times a week you prefer. The time commitment is very flexible and dependent on volunteer interest. Most Sunshine Callers serve 2-4 hours a week.

You will receive pre-service orientation and training. All volunteers must pass fingerprinting federal and state background checks.

Overview:

With the Telephone Reassurance Program we provide friendly telephone calls to older adults to make them feel less isolated and give them quick reminders throughout the day to promote increased socialization, decreased isolation, and the peace of mind that having someone familiar checking in can bring.

Responsibilities:

Trained volunteers, in addition to having a friendly conversation, can remind seniors to take medications, eat a home-delivered meal or warm a frozen one, and in some cases provide linkage to additional services that can assist.

The need:

Volunteers are needed for clients in Kankakee, Will and Grundy Counties.

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About Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

Location:

249 S. Schuyler Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901, US

Mission Statement

We are a faith based organization providing service to people in need and calling others of good will to do the same.

Description

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet serves people of all faiths and beliefs in seven counties including: Kankakee, Ford, Iroquois, Dupage, Kendall, Will, and Grundy Counties. All services are provided without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet services include: Senior (older adult) Programs and Counseling and Community Services. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Senior Companion Program, the Foster Grandparent Program, the Money Management Program, Senior Health Insurance Program, Telephone Reassurance Program(Sunshine Callers), and the Long Term Care Community Ombudsman Program. Come volunteer for Catholic Charities and make a difference every day!

CAUSE AREAS

People with Disabilities
Seniors
People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

16555 Weber RdCREST HILLCREST HILL, IL 60403

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment is very flexible and dependent on volunteer interest. Most Telephone Reassurance Callers serve 2-4 hours a week.

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