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Location: Right from the comfort of your home! All you need is your telephone and time.

Purpose: Provide ongoing companionship and support to seniors who may feel isolated or lonely. In addition, provide encouragement to help them remain connected to their communities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Check-in Calls:
    • Help let someone know they’re not forgotten. Make short and sweet daily calls during the week to offer peace of mind to call recipients. Give 5 minutes or less to make a world of difference.
  • Social Connection Calls:
    • Make a friend and a difference at the same time! Connect with individuals who may be feeling isolated or lonely. Weekly calls let them know: someone cares. Spend as long or short on the phone as you’d like!
  • Both opportunities will:
    • Place calls to assigned individuals based on your schedule
    • Treat TelePals with kindness, consideration, and respect
    • Check on TelePal’s wellbeing, reporting any concerns to Seniors in Service
    • Comply with the Confidentiality Agreement to protect both parties
    • Adhere to program policies

Qualifications:

  • Reside in Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco Counties
  • Pass a National Sex Offender background check (no charge)
  • Ability to speak positively about daily life and shared interests and to be an encouragement to older adults
  • Engage older adults by asking considerate and thoughtful questions

Commitment Expected: As little as one hour a week

Training: After receiving your completed application, you will be sent links to a 9-minute Training Video and helpful TelePals Documents

Next Steps: Fill out the below form

TelePalNow Application

TelePalNow Application

TelePals Volunteer Application

Looking for an opportunity to connect from home?  Need a little companionship?  Or want to comfort someone else, too?

Then look no further.  TelePals offers you the opportunity to connect over the phone. Feel more connected YOURSELF while connecting to others.   Companionship and comfort are just a phone call away!

Currently, we can only offer this service in Florida in these counties: Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco.  Support is available in English or Spanish.
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