Meet the Silver Line Scotland team, who are working incredibly hard Monday to Friday delivering The Silver Line Helpline and befriending service to older people across Scotland.
The Silver Line Scotland currently has seven volunteers within its Helpline team ranging from students to someone who is 80 years old – and all ages in between! They say: “we all live and learn from all our different experiences in life!” One of their Helpline volunteers, Laura-Jane, has written a short piece about her experience with The Silver Line Scotland so far:
“I spent several months volunteering with Age Scotland, carrying out Keeping in Touch’ calls with service users awaiting a Silver Line Friend match. The time I spent with the team was both rewarding and challenging,
as I spoke with a wide variety of older people with a range of needs across Scotland. The team were incredibly friendly and really made me feel like I was helping them make a difference. I am so glad I had the opportunity to witness what this important organisation works with every day, but the most rewarding part of my job definitely came from the older people I spoke with, who were so grateful for our calls and for The Silver Line service.
I got so much out of my experience I ended up becoming a Silver Line Friend. I hope that through sharing my time I can give a little something back to a generation that all too often seems to be overlooked or forgotten.”