Telephone Support Volunteer - Seniors Offering Support (SOS)

(Compass Community Services, Telephone Support)

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Position ID: V-GUE0130 Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 Last Full Update: 09 Jun 2022
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementFriendly calls for senior community members!
ContactColten Ura, Manager, Telephone Support, Compass Community Services; Phone: 519-824-2431 ext 26; Email:
DutiesSenior Volunteers are asked to contact Senior Community Members once a week to check in on their wellbeing and complete a social telephone call. Some case documentation is required per call made.  
Please send an email to Colten Ura at to apply.
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being ; Reduced Inequality
BenefitsIf you are looking for a quick and easy way to socialize and support your fellow community members from the comfort of your own home. This is the ideal service for you to volunteer for!
ClientsClients in this program are all seniors.
Ages55 year(s) and up
Suitable ForSeniors (55+)
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal ; Senior's Activity Support ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Customer Service ; General Computer Skills ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Writing & Editing ; Applicants will enjoy seeting new people, socializing with senior residents of Guelph-Wellington and sharing stories.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Dates and TimesCall times are based on an agreement between the volunteer and the client.
SeasonsYear Round
LocationThis opportunity is remote but the volunteer must reside within Canada.
Number of PositionsAberfoyle ; Arthur ; Elora ; Erin ; Fergus ; Guelph ; Harriston ; Mount Forest ; Palmerston ; Rockwood 
25 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsA vulnerable sector check is required prior to acceptance into the program
Start DateOn or after 10 Jun 2022
Agency Details
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Organization NameCompass Community Services, Telephone Support
Office PhoneDistress Line 519-821-3760
Toll Free PhoneDistress Line 1-888-821-3760
Mailing Address20 Shelldale Cres 
Guelph, ON N1H 1C8