Tel-Aide is in urgent need of volunteer listeners

Are you looking for a way to give back to society? Would you like to make a difference in people’s lives? Are you looking for an activity that will have a positive and lasting impact not only in your community, but also in your personal and professional life?

Tel-Aide callers come from all walks of life and all age groups. What they appreciate the most is finding, at the other end of the phone line, a person that will listen to them with empathy and compassion. In the past year, Tel-Aide responded to approximately 33,000 calls from people who are faced with the following situations:

• Emotional distress
• Isolation and loneliness
• Burnout and workplace stress
• Problems related to mental health
• Relationship problems
• Mourning
• Addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, etc.)
• Domestic violence
• And more…

The art of listening can be learned! Tel-Aide will show you the ropes of empathetic listening so you can help people who need someone to talk to. Become a listener with Tel-Aide and see how your presence will make a difference!

Please complete the candidate form at today! Interviews for the next training sessions will be held in December 2014. Important: Only candidates selected during preliminary interviews will take part in the training. For further information: Josée Labbé, Manager, Volunteer Services 514.935.1105 ext 2