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Volunteer with The Silver Line

Could you offer friendship and support to an older person?

Volunteer to help

Visit our partner charity, Age UK, to apply to volunteer as a Telephone Friend.

We're not currently taking new Silver Line volunteers as we work our way through applications. But there are other opportunities for you to make a difference. Volunteer to support older people across the UK who may be experiencing loneliness or isolation by enjoying a weekly chat.

Everyone, no matter who they are, needs someone to talk to and connect with sometimes.

As we get older, these moments of connection can be harder to come by. Loneliness can be tough, and many older people know this from experience, especially those who live alone or further away from family.

The Silver Line Helpline is a free telephone service just for older people. Our callers have the opportunity to chat, access support, and enjoy all the wonderful benefits that come with talking to a friend.

But we can’t do what we do without our incredible volunteers picking up the phone day after day.

I absolutely love helping people and gain so much knowledge each time I do my volunteering.

Helen, a Silver Line volunteer

Volunteer to support older people

By volunteering for The Silver Line, you’ll be joining a compassionate team committed to uplifting older people and helping to keep feelings of loneliness at bay.

As a volunteer, you’d be offering callers the chance to connect with someone who cares. That could be through a quick, friendly chat about their day or a much-needed heart-to-heart.

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Volunteer with us

The Silver Line relies on our amazing volunteers to keep our free, confidential telephone service open 24/7. Volunteer today through our partner charity, Age UK.

Explore volunteering

Discover other volunteering opportunities and make a difference in the lives of older people. Find out more through our partner charity, Age UK.

Our people

We couldn’t support the people who need us without our amazing team of staff, volunteers, and senior leadership.

How we help

Learn about the people who speak to us on The Silver Line, how we help our callers, and what you can expect from the service.

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