Telebuddies is a program designed to connect older adults to one another over a friendly phone call. Make a new friend over the phone. Laugh while sharing a cup of coffee while you chat about your favorite fishing hole or swap your favorite recipes. What you talk about is between you and your new friend as you get to know one another. The goal of this program is to promote a fun virtual way for older adults to connect with each other to help prevent feelings of social isolation and loneliness.


There are two ways to participate in the Telebuddies program.

  1. Sign up to receive a weekly phone call from an RSVP volunteer.
  2. Sign up to be an RSVP volunteer making phone calls to older adults who have requested a phone call.


If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly phone call then please fill out the Telebuddies Participant Registration Form. You can download the form in English  or Spanish and return it to HandsOn Central California via email, fax, or snail mail or you can fill out the form online below.

If you would like to sign up as an RSVP Volunteer with the Telebuddies Program you must be at least 55 years old and fill out an AmeriCorps Senior RSVP volunteer application in English or Spanish. Please fill out the application and return it to us via email, fax, or snail mail or fill out the form below.

HandsOn Central California 

732 N. Van Ness Ave Fresno, CA 93728

Phone: (559) 237-3101

Fax: (559) 237-6860



Telebuddies is a program supported by AmeriCorps Seniors.





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Telebuddies Participant Registration Form 



732 N Van Ness Ave




(559) 237-3101


Beth Sims

(559) 237-3101

Please pick at least one day

10:00 AM to 11:00AM


Please select at least one.

Disclaimer: I understand by typing my name in the box below I am signing up to be called once a week by a volunteer and that every effort will be made to ensure the safety and confidentiality of my information however confidentiality cannot be absolutely guaranteed. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless HandsOn Central California for all claims arising out of my participation in the Telebuddies Program.

George Sims


The undersigned voluntarily agrees to participate in the Telebuddy Senior Corps RSVP Program sponsored by HandsOn Central California Senior Corps RSVP.

The undersigned recognizes that HandsOn Central California has not undertaken any duty or responsibility for his or her safety and the undersigned agrees to assume the full responsibility for all risk of bodily injury, death, disability, and property damage as a result of participating in the Telebuddy Senior Corps RSVP. The undersigned recognizes that these risks include potential sharing of personal information such as name and phone number, loss of privacy as volunteers will be calling, and the potential risks to personal security should contact information be compromised.

By my signature, I hereby state that I understand the risks involved in participating in the Telebuddy Senior Corps RSVP Program sponsored by HandsOn Central California Senior Corps RSVP and willingly and voluntarily accept these risks. By my signature, I hereby surrender any right to seek reimbursement from HandsOn Central California and its directors, officers, employees, volunteers and any other agents for injury sustained and liability incurred during my participation in the activity described above. By my signature, I warrant that I am not relying on any oral representations, statements or inducement apart from the statements made on this form.

By signing below, the parties confirm that they have read, understand, and consent to the terms of this waiver agreement.

By typing my name in the digital signature box below, I am accepting that this will serve as my legally binding signature. 

George Sims

George Sims

This waiver and agreement will be binding upon the date and time of submission to HandsOn Central California.