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Be a lifeline to an isolated needy senior - become their phone buddy!

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ORGANIZATION: Friendly Voices - Phone Buddies for Seniors

  • 108 people are interested
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Loneliness in our elderly population is a growing problem in our country. Millions of seniors are disconnected from friends and family, many without a computer or car to engage with the outside world. They feel forgotten. As a result, their emotional and physical health has been severely compromised. Loneliness-induced depression, heart disease, obesity, and other diseases have increased for seniors in the last few years.

Our weekly phone buddies provide a vital human connection to the most needy seniors in our society. You will be a lifeline - a warm voice, an empathic presence, a consistent and reliable friend.

The next volunteer training will take place in August, 2024. To be considered for training, you'll have a phone interview, a reference check, and an online application. Please contact our volunteer recruitment coordinator marcia@friendlyvoices.org for more details.

At this time, we are only accepting volunteers age 40+. We're especially interested in volunteers who live in the San Francisco Bay Area where we are based, and in volunteers who are bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin.

Please note that we will reply to your message from marcia@friendlyvoices.org. Please check your spam folder if you don't receive our reply!

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About Friendly Voices - Phone Buddies for Seniors

Location:

P.O. Box 63, Menlo Park, CA 94026, US

Mission Statement

We reduce loneliness and improve health of isolated seniors through weekly phone conversation & connection by trained volunteers.

Description

Trained volunteers are matched 1:1 with a senior phone buddy for weekly phone conversation. See www.friendlyvoices.org for more info.

CAUSE AREAS

Seniors
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 40
  • 60-90 minutes/week
  • Speak clearly and articulately so your senior phone buddy can comprehend. Familiarity with Google Sheets and/or Google Drive. Access to computer or tablet.

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