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Opportunity Details

Senior Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+

Visit-A-Bit Telephone Volunteer

Volunteer Title: Telephone Volunteer

Reports to: The Telephone Volunteer will report to the Visit-A-Bit Manager.

Time: 1-2 hours a week

Summary of Position:

  • To provide a form of companionship via the telephone for a Senior in our Visit-A-Bit Program, that may be experiencing loneliness. Provide tips and techniques to your Senior that will assist them living alone happily, while providing an outlet for conversation, bonding, rapport building, and active listening skills.


  • Call your assigned Senior a minimum of once a week.

  • Call the Visit-A-Bit Manager with any issues, concerns or questions.

  • Be a companion to your Senior.

  • Refer to your training manual if you have questions.

  • Must be respectful, gentle, kind and non-judgmental.

  • Complete and submit a weekly call report.


  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

  • Ability to speak slowly & clearly if needed for communications with your Senior.

  • Must have either a landline or cellphone to make weekly phone calls.

  • No experience required

  • Should exhibit a great deal of patience and provide a peaceful and meaningful experience for the Senior.

  • Volunteer should genuinely want to be there and want to helpful.

  • Ability to commit at least 9 months as a volunteer.

  • No physical abilities or qualifications required to be a volunteer.

  • Must live in the Greater St. Louis Area


  • Volunteering will take place over the phone.

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United Way of Greater St. Louis
910 N. 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 539-4063

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