Community Connecting Volunteer
The need has never been greater. Our statistics have revealed that 240,000 people in Scotland regard the television or a pet as their closest companion. Our Helpline’s Community Connecting service improves the lives of older people who are lonely and isolated.
Volunteering with the service
Our volunteers contact the older person to find out their interests and what type of groups and activities they are looking for. Using our Community Connecting database, local guides and additional online services (such as local council databases) our volunteers research the opportunities available.
Our volunteers may keep in touch with the older person for a few weeks with regular calls and encouragement and, where relevant, identify community links and make contact with local services on their behalf. Once they have attended an activity, our volunteers continue to offer support, finding out how they got on and provide further suggestions or alternatives where appropriate.
We aren't currently recruiting volunteers for our Community Connecting service but please check back soon!