Silver Line Telephone Friend


More than a million people in the UK aged over 65 say they often or always feels lonely. By volunteering as a Silver Line Telephone Friend, you will be matched to an older person with similar interests who you will call once each week to chat and provide friendship. These are genuine, lasting friendships, many of which have been going for several years.

Our Silver Line Friend volunteers often tell us they get as much, if not more, out of this truly rewarding experience, which can be done from the comfort of your home.

If you are interested in making a new friend, and helping to tackle loneliness and isolation, please get in touch now!

In the time it takes to read the paper, watch the news or take a trip to the shops, you can volunteer with The Silver Line. A regular 30-minute call from a friend really can change the life of a lonely older person – and yours too.

Read the role profile here.

Apply to be a Telephone Friend. Please fill out this application form and return it to [email protected]

To be a Telephone Friend you will need:

  • Access to the internet and an email account
  • A UK, Channel Isles, or Isle of Man telephone (we cannot facilitate calls from other countries)
  • To be able to commit to a call of approximately 30 minutes, at the same time and day each week, ideally for a year
  • To want to speak to, and build a relationship with, an older person