Community Researchers

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Our statistics have revealed that 218,000 over 50s in Scotland say they feel lonely all or most of the time. As people get older, it can be harder to maintain social connections. Retirement, bereavement or moving somewhere new can leave people feeling lonely and isolated.

That's where you come in!

The Age Scotland Community Connecting Service aims to connect older people across Scotland to social groups and clubs in their local community.

As a Community Researcher, you'll help to identify and research groups and clubs around the country, updating our Community Connecting database with the most accurate and up-to-date information.

A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer assistance is greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact Ashley Marr, Age Scotland Friendship Manager at email: or telephone: 03333232400.

Organisation aims and objectives

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that people can love later life.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible times available to help.


Experience required: If you have great attention to detail and know your way around Google and social media platforms- we'd love to hear from you! We also ask Community Researchers to be able to research effectively and a reasonable knowledge and understanding of IT- but full training and ongoing support will be provided.
Travel details: Community Researchers can volunteer entirely remotely.
Minimum age: 18


Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Includes full Community Researcher Training, induction to our IT systems and ongoing support through your time volunteering with Age Scotland. Age Scotland volunteers can also attend other Age Scotland workshops free of charge, including Dementia Awareness Training (CPD Accredited) and Older Veteran's Awareness Training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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