Tele-Touch Volunteer Caller

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0100 Last Full Update: 29 Nov 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactFrancine Savelson, Program Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905-827-8800; Email:
DutiesYou can volunteer from the comfort of your own home! Telephone a senior or individual with a disability regularly to ensure their safety and provide friendly conversation. This is a very flexible volunteer position. Calls can be done from you own home or other location, at a time that accommodates your schedule.
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BenefitsFree Orientation 
Ongoing support from your Program Coordinator 
Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Program 
Special Volunteer Events
ClientsResidents of Halton, usually over the age of 55.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Telephone Communication ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support - Support only ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Skilled Labour ; Sports & Coaching - discuss a sport or recent game/team ; Good communication skills, good listening skills, friendly telephone manner, sensitivity towards the elderly. Reliable to call as arranged.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; We ask for a minimum of 6 month commitment, upon completion of your one-on-one orientation.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
We'll work with you and your schedule to ensure you have the best volunteer experience possible! Client specifies a particular time and we try to match that up with the volunteer's availability.
SeasonsYear Round ; When on Holidays a replacement caller is provided if client request such.
AccessibilityNot Applicable
LocationThe comfort of your own home.
Number of PositionsBurlington: 1 individual(s) ; Milton: 1 individual(s) ; Oakville: 1 individual(s) 
3 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training through newsletters, optional seminars and presentations. Training also on individual basis as required.
TransportationNo transportation is required due to calls being made from your own home or a location of your choice.
CostPolice clearance including a vulnerable sector screening
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements2 personal references from friends, neighbor or co-workers
Agency Details
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Organization NameAcclaim Health, Community Support Services
Office Phone905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-7127
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2