Sunshine Callers (Telephone Reassurance Program)
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
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.
With the Sunshine Callers, formally know as 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.
Trained volunteers, or Sunshine Callers, 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.
Volunteers are needed in Kankakee and Grundy counties.
About Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
249 S. Schuyler Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901, US
We are a faith based organization providing service to people in need and calling others of good will to do the same.
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) Progams, Counseling and Community Services. Volunteer opportunities are available in Case Management, the Senior Companion Progam, the Foster Grandparent Program, the Money Management Program and the Long Term Care Community Ombudsman Program. Come volunteer for Catholic Charities and make a difference every day!