Volunteers needed now! 

The UK is facing a loneliness epidemic, with around 1.2 million older people believed to be struggling with severe loneliness and chronic isolation. This number is expected to rise to 2 million by 2026.

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
  • Over a million people over-65 in the UK say they always or often feel lonely
  • About 5 million older people consider the TV as their main form of company

You can be part of the solution!

We know from older people that just a few minutes of your time can make a huge difference. Many of our callers have nowhere else to turn and describe our services as a lifeline.  

Will you give your time to help us tackle loneliness and social isolation? We have a range of rewarding and impactful volunteering roles and we are always looking for passionate, dedicated people to join us in our fight against loneliness. Find out more here.

Current volunteering opportunities

Join one of our brand-new Volunteer Hubs where you will play an integral role in delivering our core 24/7 Helpline Service. Read more.

         Build a lasting friendship with an older person, making regular weekly calls. Read more.

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

Providing signposting and advocacy to older people who have requested additional support in their local area. To read more about this role and apply please click here.

Volunteer to ensure we can maintain contact and check on the wellbeing of older people while they wait to be matched in a Telephone Friendship. To find out more about the role and how to apply please click here.

We are also looking for volunteers with fundraising skills.  For more click here.

Find out more about our volunteering opportunities now

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.