Age Scotland (Western Isles)

Charity registered in Scotland SC010100

As Scotland's National charity supporting people over the of 50. Age Scotland works to improve peoples lives and promote their rights and interests. We aim to help people love later life, whatever their circumstances. We want Scotland to be the best place to grow older.


Current opportunities

The friendship service is part of the wider Age Scotland helpline. The aim of the role is to provide calls of companionship to people who are 50 and over, who may live alone or feel alone, who don't have family nearby or who can't get online, and would benefit from a chat. The friendship service differs to a befriending service in that we don't match volunteers with callers, we rotate the volunteers around so that older people can engage in different conversations. The role is easy to fit in to most busy schedules. We ask that volunteers can commit up to 2 hours per week on the same day each week. Volunteering will be arranged for mutual convenience.

The friendship service is part of the wider Age Scotland helpline. The aim of the role is to provide calls of companionship to people who are 50 and over, who may live alone or feel alone, who don't have family nearby or who can't get online, and would benefit from a chat. The friendship service differs to a befriending service in that we don't match volunteers with callers, we rotate the volunteers around so that older people can engage in different conversations. The role is easy to fit in to most busy schedules. We ask that volunteers can commit up to 2 hours per week on the same day each week. Volunteering will be arranged for mutual convenience.

The Comradeship Circles service enables socially isolated older members of the veterans communities to enjoy comaraderie with others who share an armed forces background in regular and facilitated telephone group calls. The purpose of your role is to welcome members to the circle and support the facilitation of the circle and involve members in the group discussions and conversations.

The friendship service is part of the wider Age Scotland helpline. The aim of the role is to provide calls of companionship to people who are 50 and over, who may live alone or feel alone, who don't have family nearby or who can't get online, and would benefit from a chat. The friendship service differs to a befriending service in that we don't match volunteers with callers, we rotate the volunteers around so that older people can engage in different conversations. The role is easy to fit in to most busy schedules. We ask that volunteers can commit up to 2 hours per week on the same day each week. Volunteering will be arranged for mutual convenience.