Posted: August 28, 2023
Last Updated: May 22, 2024

Telephone Volunteer

Be a Telephone Volunteer for Telecare! Telecare Peterborough’s trained volunteers listen with empathy and understanding to worried, overwhelmed lonely and distressed callers. Four training sessions held annually. From time to time, everyone needs to know there’s someone who will be there to listen. You can be that someone who will make a difference. If you’ve ever faced a challenging time in your own life, you know that having someone to talk to can make all the difference in the world. It can be very lonely and difficult if you have no one who is able to listen. Telecare volunteers are available to listen with understanding and without judgement.
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What Telecare volunteers gain:

  • Training in active listening techniques and how to address emergency situations
  • Comprehensive training to develop an understanding of a range of social issues
  • Skills that many find helpful in their own personal lives
  • Skills transferable to the work place
  • The opportunity to make a difference for individuals and the community at large
  • The satisfaction of providing emotional support for those in need
  • The opportunity to better understand their own feelings and relationships
  • Being part of a caring, community-minded team of volunteers
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Telecare Peterborough handles more than 14,000 calls annually. Callers may choose to remain anonymous and the service is confidential. Callers and Volunteers come from all walks of life. Both benefit from the contact with an “in person” telephone call. The intent of Telecare Peterborough is to enhance emotional support and well being.

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Volunteers report intense personal satisfaction from being able to take time out of their lives to sit with and connect with another individual. They are honoured to receive the confidences of many callers.

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