Volunteering opportunities in Scotland

Volunteering opportunities in Scotland

Ever thought of helping people, but not sure what you could do?

Do you enjoy spending time with older people?

Can you spare at least an hour a week to help others?

Becoming a Safer Ageing volunteer may be just for you!

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Volunteering roles

Hourglass are enhancing our community-led services, and we’re therefore looking for volunteers to deliver frontline support to older people. Our volunteers provide a range of support to help those who have experienced abuse or exploitation, as well as any older person who may be at risk. You’ll provide immediate advice and support to older people and those concerned about them, as well proactively helping keep older people safe from harm.  During the lockdown, our volunteers are continuing to provide support to older people remotely, but we will resume in-person support when possible.


We are developing a range of services and activities to promote safer ageing and stop abuse. Current volunteering roles include:


  • casework volunteers: providing in-depth support to older people (and others) concerned about the harm, abuse or exploitation of older people


  • providing one-to-one support to an older person over the phone (moving to in-person support where appropriate when the current restrictions ease)


  • raising awareness of the work of Hourglass & issues relating to safer ageing and the abuse of older people


We're also recruiting for UK-wide roles, and are currently looking for Helpline volunteers to provide information and advice to anyone concerned about the abuse of older people. 


We are looking for people who are passionate about stopping abuse and empowering older people to live well and age safely; who understand the experience of and issues affecting older people; who can demonstrate empathy, patience, sensitivity and resilience; and who can listen and support non-judgementally.


If you match this description, and are over 18 years of age, and can commit to at least an hour a week, we’d love to hear from you.  Some roles may be home-based, and we will be working primarily in Fife initially.


Are you interested?


If you'd like to join our team of volunteers, you can download the: 




For more information about any of these roles, please contact Carralanne Bradley (Community Response Assistant):

Tel: 0743 555 1657

Email: carralannebradley@wearehourglass.org