By volunteering as a Community Engagement Volunteer you will help us raise vital awareness of the Silver Line in your local community by giving talks, presentations and attending events on our behalf.
In the UK more than 1 million people aged over 65 and over say they often or always feels lonely. Through this role you will be helping us to support the 1,000s of older people who use our service each week and ensuring we continue to reach out to those most in need.
This is a volunteer role that you undertake in your local community.
All you need is access to a telephone and the internet. We ask for a commitment of up to a year where possible and the ability to allocate 60 minutes each week to this role.
Community Engagement Volunteers need to be proactive in looking for opportunities to promote The Silver Line, be open to attending events we have been invited to go to, and share our enthusiasm and passion for raising awareness of a service which provides such a vital lifeline to so many older people across the country.
The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. We also offer telephone friendship where we match volunteers with older people based on their interests, facilitated group calls, and help to connect people with local services in their area. The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year. Our specially trained helpline team can •offer information, friendship and advice . •link callers to local groups and services. •offer regular friendship calls. •protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect. 68% of calls to the helpline are made at night and weekends. The Silver Line is a helpline and friendship service for people aged 55 and over
Experience required: To be aged 18 and over / Access to the internet and an email account / A UK, Channel Isles, or Isle of Man telephone / To be able to commit to 60 minutes per week / To be passionate about promoting The Silver Line in your local community.
Travel details: Local Community
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Cost of calls paid for.
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