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Published on March 7, 2014

Author: tcptbo

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Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Volunteer with Telecare Peterborough

WHAT IS TELECARE? Trained volunteers provide non-judgmental telephone support and resources 24/7

CALLS Telecare receives calls from people of all ages who need someone to talk to about: • relationships • jobs and finances • grief and loss • loneliness • stress • depression and suicidal feelings • sexuality • physical and emotional health • alcohol and drugs

WHY VOLUNTEER? You will gain: • Training in active listening • Training in dealing with emergency situations • Skills that are transferable to your personal life (home, work, school) • The opportunity for you to make a difference • The satisfaction of providing emotional support • The experience of being part of a caring, supportive team

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS • Complete 50 hours of interactive training ($50 fee, subsidies available) • Commit to one 4-hour shift every two weeks • Emotional maturity and reliability • Provide a police check and 2 personal references

TRAINING Interactive presentations, role-playing and discussions with speakers from various local agencies preparing volunteers to handle situations related to: • Mental illness • Poverty • Grief • Depression • Abuse • Addictions • Suicide

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? For more information: • Visit: http://www.telecarepeterborough.org/ • Email: info@telecarepeterborough.org • Like us on Facebook • Call: 705-745-2273

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