Part Time

Phone-a-Friend Volunteer

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley Allentown

Mission: Research shows that one-on-one social interaction through a phone conversation can help mitigate the effects of loneliness and isolation associated with aging in place. Your friendship and kindness will give a local adult something to look forward to and make their day!

What To Expect:

  • You will start your journey to becoming a Phone-a-Friend Volunteer with a brief intake session with the JFS Volunteer Coordinator.
  • You will be given background information on an older adult community member who would like additional social interaction to help feel connected and supported by the community.
  • Once you get in touch with your new friend, you will establish a calling schedule and follow through with scheduled calls.
  • Communicate feedback to the Clinical Coordinator of Older Adult Services or the Volunteer Coordinator.

Time Commitment: Mutually agreed-upon calling time, 1-2 times per month

Training and volunteer expectations will be provided by the Volunteer Coordinator when you are welcomed to the team!