Regional Ambassadors are members of an Age Scotland member group who also contribute to the work of the national Charity on a voluntary basis. This is a new role and the team is growing.
There are currently 8 Regional Ambassadors, each working in a different area of Scotland. The role is varied and can be adapted both to suit the time that Regional Ambassadors are able to give to the role and their interests and skills.
Regional Ambassadors help by disseminating information about Age Scotland’s work and services. They advise us on issues and concerns facing members. They sometimes represent the Charity at meetings and network events. They provide practical support to member groups through the work of the Member Services Committee which is responsible for making decisions on the Age Scotland Community Grants Programme and planning the annual Age Scotland Conference. They are also ex officio (non voting) members of the Age Scotland Board.
Regional Ambassadors bring fresh perspectives and great knowledge, skills and talents to the Charity. They complement the work of our paid staff, enabling us to reach more older people and to do more to help everyone make the most of later life.
“Being appointed a Regional Ambassador in the North has been a hugely enjoyable and worthwhile experience. I’ve met lots of interesting people and have been able to talk to member groups about Age Scotland’s work especially the great range of publications and information that the Charity produces. The people I’ve met in the member groups and in Age Scotland have brought a whole to my life.” - Malcolm Wetherill, Regional Ambassador, North East Scotland
“This is a new role and as yet still evolving but I'm keen to be made use of and as an older person myself would hope I can perhaps more easily understand and empathise with other older people whilst passing on the great amount of valuable information and advice that Age Scotland produces, which can enhance their lives…I'm looking forward to working with the new Regional Ambassadors from the different parts of the country to hopefully make a difference.” - Diana Findlay, Regional Ambassador, Scottish Borders
** We are currently recruiting Regional Ambassadors in Argyll and Bute, Edinburgh and the Lothians, Fife, Highland. **