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Age Scotland calls for volunteers in Sutherland and the Highlands

By Gordon Calder

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A CALL has been made by Age Scotland for volunteers in the Sutherland and Highland area to join the charity's friendship and helpline teams.

Age Scotland research has revealed that 218,000 over 50s in Scotland say they feel lonely all or most of the time. The charity aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation on a practical level through the Community Connecting Service which will be relaunching soon.

Volunteers would help lonely elderly people
Volunteers would help lonely elderly people

Laura Stenhouse, the charity's head of telephony services, said: "We have the privilege of seeing first-hand the positive impact volunteers have on the lives of older people, their families and carers across Scotland on a daily basis and know that there is so much work that simply wouldn’t be possible without their ongoing passion and generosity.

"We have home-based and office volunteering opportunities available. Usually all you need to volunteer from home is access to the internet, a laptop/ tablet or computer, headphones and a mobile phone. So, if you have a few spare hours each week, we’d be delighted to have you as part of our team."

To help out visit www.age.scot/volunteer or get in touch by calling 0333 32 32 400 or emailing volunteering@agescotland.org.uk

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