Keep In Touch is a new program run by Volunteer Lethbridge intended to reduce isolation, loneliness and disconnectedness amongst seniors and vulnerable community members in Lethbridge. The program connects individuals for social interaction with regular, friendly conversations through a weekly telephone support system with the connections aiming to build relationships that ease loneliness and provide additional support during stressful times due to a pandemic, which has hit older adults particularly hard. Volunteers in the Keep In Touch program provide a consistent weekly time of day to call and are paired up with a community member of the same availability.
The funding for the Covid-19 Seniors Response Project has been provided by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program
Volunteer Lethbridge exists as a support network for both volunteers and non-profit organizations to help them build capacity and thrive. Our aim is to safely provide opportunities for people to contribute to their community, and to offer continued aid and guidance to the change-makers in this city.
We accomplish this through:
connecting volunteers with ideal volunteer opportunities
giving non-profit organizations the help they need to run effectively.