We vitally need volunteers who can help us to ensure that the impact of loneliness and isolation on older people is understood, and how The Silver Line is helping to address this through our 24/7/ 365 helpline and friendship services.
We want to reach as many older people as we can – as well as their family, friends and members of their local community who regularly interact with them (e.g. care professionals, shopkeepers, postmen etc) – to ensure they know that The Silver Line is available for them around the clock at any time and that there is no need to feel lonely.
As a Community Engagement Volunteer you will help us to raise awareness of our work and services, to inspire and motivate groups, individuals and other organisations to get involved with and/or support our work, and to help us to raise the vital funds we need to maintain our helpline.. This could involve having one-to-one conversations, giving presentations, attending events with key audiences, distributing our literature, raising money at a local event or joining one of ours, all of which will help us reach the older people we know need us.
These are flexible volunteering roles and can be tailored to your specific skills, experience, what you would like to do, and can be fitted in around your existing commitments. There is training for any talks or presentations and on-going support from both our Volunteering and Fundraising Teams.
“I love that I can make a difference to the lives of older people by sharing the work of The Silver Line in my community. The more people I can tell, the more people we help – I really feel that it is as simple as that!” Sarah, Community Engagement Volunteer
I love that I can make a difference to the lives of older people by sharing the work of The Silver Line in my community. The more people I can tell, the more people we help – I really feel that it is as simple as that! Sarah, Community Engagement Volunteer