Our caring caller volunteers provide telephone reassurance to the elderly and people with a disability, improving quality of life.
Caring callers make security, friendship and respite calls from their own home.
Security calls can be made seven days a week to ensure people are safe and well. The purpose of these calls is reassurance so that if the call goes unanswered, an activation process is commenced to ensure the client’s wellbeing.
Friendship calls help people stay connected in the community through regular calls from a like-minded volunteer. These calls give recipients the confidence to stay at home and improve quality of life.
Respite calls are made to patients returning home from hospital, or to people whose family and friends are away.
Silver Cord volunteers require
- Good communication skills
- A sense of humour
- Ability to make telephone calls at appointed times
- Sensitivity towards people's needs
- Own telephone (all call costs reimbursed)