Silver Line Telephone Friend

Did you know? In the UK, more than 1 million people aged over 65 say they often or always feels lonely. By volunteering as a Telephone Friend for The Silver Line, we match you to a Silver Liner that you call once a week to have a chat and provide friendship.

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

Friendship calls can be made between 8am and 8pm Monday – Sunday. The Silver Line pays for the cost of all friendship calls, contact details are not shared between volunteers and Silver Liners, and for safeguarding purposes we also record all calls. In the time it takes to read the paper, watch the news or take a trip to the shop, 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. Apply to be a Telephone Friend. Please use our online volunteering enquiry form to register your interest.