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Phone Buddies

Becoming a Phone Buddy provides you with an opportunity to forge genuine connections with another Member, providing invaluable companionship and support that actively fights against feelings of loneliness and isolation. Your decision to volunteer can profoundly impact the life of an Older Adult. Please consider becoming a Phone Buddy volunteer today and make a meaningful difference in someone’s life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Phone Buddies - Frequently Asked Questions

A phone buddy is someone who answers the request of another member who wishes to have someone call them.
Any member of PIC can be a phone buddy.
In our new setup, each member must initiate a call and also receive a call from another member. During each call, they’re required to engage in conversation for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Calls should last no longer than 20 minutes.
Yes, as long as your volunteer agrees to speak to a Member once a week.
Yes, the member making the call is required to report to the PIC office the dates and times of each call. Each member is reminded that all calls are confidential and no information received during the calls should be shared.