SAGEConnect is a phone-buddy program that matches LGBT elders with volunteers for weekly half-hour phone calls. Whether you are feeling isolated, living in an area without a large LGBT community, or simply looking for a new friend, SAGEConnect is a safe and easy way to stay connected.
How it works:
Fill out the short sign-up below with information about yourself and what you are looking for in a volunteer match.
Within a couple of days, a SAGEConnect staff member will call you to confirm your availability and information.
After that, SAGEConnect will begin looking for a volunteer match, in collaboration with our partner, Mon Ami. It usually takes a few weeks for us to find a match.
Your match will reach out via telephone for your first call. The call will likely come from 914-650-2548. This number is SAGEConnect’s central phone line, and once you are matched, you can also use it to call your volunteer. This way, your personal phone number remains private.
After your first call, you and your match will find a time to schedule your weekly calls.
Volunteers commit to a minimum of six weeks of calls, but if you and your match would like, you are encouraged to continue talking to each other.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, about your match, you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 914-650-2548.
We are NOT currently accepting volunteers applications at this time. Please only fill out the sign-up below if you identify as an LGBT elder interested in receiving calls from a volunteer.
SAGEConnect is not able to provide case management support to participants. If you are looking for this kind of support, please contact a local SAGE affiliate or your Area Agency on Aging. You can also contact our 24/7 hotline at 877-360-LGBT (5428).