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CareRing Phone Counselors To Make Weekly Calls


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CareRing is a free telephone support program offered by CrisisLink. 


CareRing counselors make daily calls to people who live alone, or who are elderly, disabled, or chronically ill. These contacts help people maintain their independence and stay connected to the community by checking in on their well being, reminding them of appointments, medication and other concerns. 

CareRing counselors also provide support to our Hotline Crisis Counselors on shift. 

We are specifically in need of CareRing Counselors on weekday mornings to make calls 7:45 AM-11:15 AM. We require a commitment of 150 hours of shift coverage, which can be filled in approximately 1 year if filling 1 shift per week, or sooner if filling additional shifts. 

Qualifications 
Openness to learning, including simple computer tasks. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to speak clearly and be easily understood over the telephone. Must be at least 18 years old. 

Benefits 
CrisisLink volunteers acquire excellent communication skills that are useful in every aspect of life and last a lifetime. Gain the kind of self-respect that can only be earned by giving. Meet new, interesting people who share your sense of purpose. Social events and clubs go year round! 

Ready to Commit? 

Email us at volunteer@crisislink.org or call (703) 527-6016 for more information or to request an application. 

A 4-hour training is involved for this position. 

This opportunity is sponsored by: CrisisLink

 

We need volunteers who are free at these times
Weekdays  Weekly
Weekends   
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (26-54)  Individual
Adults (55+)  Young Adults (18-25)

 

I'm interested in this opportunity

 

Contact Person:
Michelle ShortDirector Of Volunteers And Training(703) 516-6778(email) 
 

Address: 

 CrisisLink
ArlingtonVA 22204
This location is handicap accessible
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Web Site: http://www.crisislink.org

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