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Frequently asked questions

What’s the point of this?
We all need to learn to listen and love more. To us, this starts with getting to know who we are.
Will this be recorded?

No recordings will be made during any in-person meetings, but our phone calls are recorded for training and safety for everyone. The intent is for the conversation to be a safe place where people can just be who they are, no false pretenses, no facades, to just be raw regular humans and share one’s story with another, surprisingly it’s all in “that moment” where loneliness dissipates and the community begins.

What is sharing like?
We’re just interested in your story, no judgment, just listening and that takes place over simple text, phone, email, or even snail mail through the United Postal Service.
Who are the people I will speak to?

You will speak to verified volunteer Listeners. These Listeners will be an ear for you to vent your worries and share your hardships. Please note that Listeners are not formally trained to provide any advice.

How long will this take?

You can start and stop a conversation with a Listener on your own time. Our Listeners are assigned shifts for when they are available. When you first talk to your Listener, feel free to discuss your availability with them to ensure you are both fully present for your conversation. We’re human, and have human lives, Listeners are not available 24/7.

How much does it cost?
No cost, it’s free.
Once I sign up, how often do I need to talk to Listeners?

You can reach out to Listeners as little or as much as you desire. There is no commitment or follow up. However, we may text you and check in once in a while to see how you are doing. 🙂

Will my contact info be shared?
No. We do not share Listeners and Sharers contact info. We will coordinate setting up the meeting at a convenient time and location.
Do you give professional advice?
No. Our listeners are here to only listen, encourage you and be non-judgmental. If you do require advice, we can recommend a professional counselor in your area.
Can I volunteer and help you reach more people?
Click here to apply to become a volunteer.
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