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 Connector you'll help to combat loneliness and social isolation by providing older people companionship and information on social opportunities over the phone.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 03333232400.
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.
Experience required: If you love having a chat on the phone, we'd love to hear from you!
We also ask Community Connectors 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 Connector can volunteer entirely remotely.
Minimum age: 18
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Includes full Community Connector Training, induction to our IT systems and ongoing support throughout your volunteering with Age Scotland.
Volunteers are also entitled to join other Age Scotland workshops free of charge, including Dementia Awareness Training (CPD accredited) and Older Veterans' Awareness Training.
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