Indigo Calling is a telephone visiting service where community members are matched with volunteers from their community for a regular, friendly chat at an agreed time. Trained volunteers are matched with community members based on their interests, hobbies and availability. A phone chat can break down isolation so people can remain connected and included in their own community.
Indigo Calling is free for anyone who lives in Indigo Shire. This program is for people who enjoy some social contact via the phone. It may benefit you if you:
- Feel isolated
- Find it difficult to get out of the house
- Are new to the community
- Live in a remote location
- Are living with a disability
- Live alone
Indigo Calling volunteers are registered volunteers of Beechworth Health Service, Indigo North Health or Yackandandah Health. Volunteers receive training and support as well as position descriptions of what is expected of them and the boundaries they should work within.
Indigo Calling volunteers are:
- People with good communication and listening skills.
- Able to make a phone call at least once a week for approximately 20 minutes at their own cost.
- Willing to complete training and a criminal record check.
How can I take part?
To become a volunteer or register to receive calls please contact your closest health service or Community Centre and ask to speak to the Volunteer Coordinator about Indigo Calling.
Beechworth Health Service
52 Sydney Road Beechworth
03 5728 0200
Indigo North Health - Chiltern Neighbourhood House
11 Main Street Chiltern
03 5726 1405
Yackandandah Community Centre
29 High Street Yackandandah
02 6027 1743