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Age Scotland

Age Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC010100

We work to improve the later lives of everyone on the ageing journey. We celebrate ageing and challenge ageist prejudice throughout society. Our mission is to make Scotland a better place for older people. From a dedicated helpline for older people, to support and funds for older people's groups, to campaigns on the issues that older people tell us matter to them, we're working on many fronts to make Scotland a better place for older people.


Current opportunities

Provide help at good companions club. We also hold 2 Christmas lunches and a coffee morning to help provide social interaction and fun.

Be part of the Big Knit by knitting little hats for bottles. Patterns available from Volunteer Centre and by e-mailing lewis@volunteeringwesternisles.co.uk

Your role will involve contacting the older person to find out their interests, researching the relevant opportunities and keeping in touch with them for a few weeks with regular calls of friendship and encouragement. You’ll be making a huge difference to someone’s life and be actively involved in a national campaign to tackle social isolation and loneliness in older people.

240,000 people in Scotland regard the television or a pet as their closest companion. We aim to tackle social isolation on a practical level through our Community Connecting Service - and we need your help! Based in our Edinburgh office, the purpose of a Community Connector is to help older people across Scotland link in with community services that offer friendship, social activities, health and fitness groups and events. Your role will involve contacting the caller to find out their interests and what type of groups and activities they are looking for. Using our Community Connecting database, local guides and additional online services (such as local council databases) you will research the appropriate opportunities. You may keep in touch with the caller for a few weeks with regular calls and encouragement and where relevant, identifying community links and making contact with local services on their behalf. You’ll be making a huge difference to someone’s life and be actively involved in a national campaign to tackle social isolation and loneliness in older people.

Posts from Age Scotland on Good HQ

Are you our next Head of Fundraising?

Would you like to be part of a team who will help drive forward our plans to work towards a Scotland where everyone can love later life? We are looking for an experienced and talented fundraiser to develop and implement Age Scotland’s fundraising strategy to maximise fundraisin… Read more

We're looking for Shop Volunteers!

Volunteering at an Age Scotland charity shop is nothing if not varied! From setting up window displays to processing stock donations to assisting with events, volunteers can get involved in a whole range of activities! You can gain, or refresh, a number of skills, build your con… Read more

Deputy Shop Managers Wanted!

Our Edinburgh and Glasgow stores are looking for Deputy Shop managers to join their team! Are you highly motivated? Have you got a ‘can do’ approach and love working with people? Do you put customers at the centre of everything you do? And do you want to use your knowledge and e… Read more