Volunteering

We know from our older people – who chose to be called Silver Liners – that just a few minutes of your time can make a big difference.

We’re all about the power of human contact and volunteers are vital to The Silver Line’s commitment to reduce loneliness and isolation, and improve the lives of older people.

The facts are startling:

  • 5 million people aged over-65 in the UK live alone – and over half (51%) of all over-75s live alone
  • Just over one million people over-65 in the UK say they are always, or often feel, lonely
  • About five million older people consider the TV as their main form of company

We currently have a range of volunteering opportunities, including:

Volunteer Awareness Raiser – raise awareness about the services we offer by distributing our leaflets and having friendly conversations in your local community. A one-off ask that makes a big difference – to read more about this opportunity and apply please click here.

Community Engagement Volunteer – being the voice of The Silver Line in your local community, helping us to raise awareness with older people and recruit new volunteers. To read more about this role and apply please click here.

Helpline Friend (based in Blackpool) – join our helpline team in Blackpool and help brighten the spirits of older people by having a friendly chat. To read more about this role and apply please click here.

Signposting and Information Volunteer (based in London & Blackpool) – providing signposting and advocacy to Silver Liners who have requested additional support in their local area. To read more about this role and apply please click here.

We are also looking for volunteers with fundraising skills. Find out more here

To find out more about our volunteering opportunities, please email [email protected] or fill in our short volunteer information request form below.

Please allow 5 working days for us to process your volunteer request form. If you have not heard from us after this time, we ask that you check your junk email folder as our emails can be re-directed to this area by certain email accounts.

Volunteering with The Silver Line has exceeded my expectations in many ways. It is even more enjoyable than I imagined.