Safer Ageing Volunteers may carry out the following roles:
• Promoting the work of Hourglass Scotland and raising awareness of issues around safer ageing and abuse of older people
• Hosting (or assisting with) interest/activity groups for older people
• Hosting (or assisting with) coffee mornings/social events
• Hosting information stands at events/venues
• Making regular Safer Ageing phone calls or visits to older people
• Acting as an advocate on behalf of an older person
• Providing information and advice via our Helpline, including casework support for those who require more in-depth support
• Other tasks may be undertaken in line with volunteer’s skills and interests, and the needs of the charity and those we serve
Please contact Colin Scott, Community Response Co-ordinator, Hourglass Scotland:
Tel: 07496 323 801 E-mail: email@example.com
Applying for this position:
If you’d like to apply for this position, please complete and return the enclosed application form to:
PO Box 29244
Dunfermline, KY12 2EG
Or email completed applications to: Carralannebradley@wearehourglass.org
Ever thought of helping people, but not sure what you could do? Do you enjoy spending time with older people? Do you have a few hours a week to spare to help others? Becoming a Safer Ageing volunteer may be just for you!
Hourglass Scotland is part of the well-established UK-wide charity, Hourglass (formerly Action on Elder Abuse), the only UK-wide charity dedicated to calling time on the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people. We're dedicated to promoting safer ageing and a fairer society for all older people.
We're setting up an exciting new Community Hub, to provide comprehensive advice and support around the abuse of older people and safer ageing. The Hub will be available to older people, their loved ones, and anyone else concerned about an older person; providing immediate advice and support, as well as services to proactively help keep older people safe from harm, abuse and exploitation. We're now recruiting a team of volunteers to help us deliver frontline support to older people and others.
We are developing a range of services and activities to promote safer ageing and stop abuse, incorporating prevention, recovery and resilience, including interest-based groups, social events, one-to-one support, and more. Volunteering roles include:
- Hosting or assisting with coffee mornings or social events
- Facilitating or assisting interest groups (e.g. crafts, photography, story-telling, local history, etc)
- raising awareness of the work of Hourglass & issues relating to safer ageing and the abuse of older people
- providing one-to-one support to an older person in their own home, a community setting or over the phone
- hosting information stands or pop-up clinics at community venues and events
We are looking for people who are passionate about stopping abuse and empowering older people to live well and age safely; who understand the experience of and issues affecting older people; who can demonstrate empathy, patience, sensitivity and resilience; and who can listen and support non-judgementally.
If you match this description, and are over 18 years of age, and can commit to an hour or more per week, we'd love to hear from you. Some roles may be home-based, and we will be working primarily in Fife initially.
Are you interested?