Time to answer the call: HelpLine looking for volunteers | TheUnion.com

Time to answer the call: HelpLine looking for volunteers

Time to answer the call

HelpLine Senior Information & Assistance is the place for seniors to call for the information they need. If you are compassionate and enjoy “making someone’s day” this is the volunteer job for you. HelpLine is looking for volunteers to take one shift a week; either in the morning (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) or afternoons (12:30 to 4 p.m.) to answer the phones, take the time to listen to the callers need, then give the appropriate telephone numbers for health and social services they are requesting. Volunteers will also make telephone reassurance calls to socialize with seniors living alone. Many of the volunteers have said they get as much out of the calls as the senior being called. Volunteers will also be making appointments for HICAP, AARP income tax and AARP Mature Driver classes. It is “on the job” training; you need to be comfortable speaking on the phone and have some general computer skills. Your help will make a difference in someone’s life — guaranteed! For further details, please call Susan at HelpLine, 530-273 -2273.

— Submitted to The Union

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