Volunteer Caller FAQs:
What is SAGEConnect?
SAGEConnect is a program that connects LGBTQ+ elders with volunteer callers for weekly, casual phone calls.
Why should I volunteer?
LGBTQ+ elders are at higher risk for social isolation than their non-LGBTQ+ peers – phone calls are one way to alleviate that isolation and give back to the generation that started the LGBTQ+ equality movement. Plus, SAGEConnect is a great way to form a friendship with someone who you might not otherwise meet!
I am an LGBTQ+ person over the age of 55. Should I sign up as a participant, or as a volunteer?
We recommend signing up as a participant. You’ll still be able to meet a new friend and participate in the program, just as you would as a volunteer.
What kind of time commitment does volunteering with SAGEConnect entail?
SAGEConnect calls are about 30 minutes a week, for at least six weeks. If you choose, your connection may continue for longer.
Where can I get support as a SAGEConnect volunteer?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 914-650-2548.
Is my privacy safe with SAGEConnect?
Yes. The information provided in your sign up such as your name, zip code, and phone number, will never be shared. SAGEConnect uses a phone proxy system to keep your number private when making calls.