Volunteers are at the heart of our work. Working on the frontline they support Hourglass' mission to end the abuse of older people and ensure safer ageing for all. Hourglass offers an exciting range of volunteering opportunities.
Hourglass are enhancing our community-led services to 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. We’re therefore recruiting a team of volunteers to help us deliver frontline support to older people and others – can you help?
We have three key roles and are looking for people to make a difference who are based throughout the UK. We are looking for talented, enthusiastic & committed volunteers to support us in either on our Helpline, Safer Ageing Support or Events and Awareness roles.
All our roles offer key skills, including;
- Providing frontline support to callers on our national helpline.
- Acting as an advocate on behalf of an older person.
- Providing casework support to older people. e.g. liaising with external agencies, making referrals and researching support options.
- Supporting clients on our text and instant messenger services.
- Fundraising for our charity
Our volunteer roles are flexible and can be adapted to the individual's interests and availability. All of our volunteers receive full training and support to ensure they have the relevant skills and knowledge to provide a meaningful and personal service to their clients.
If you're interested in making a difference to an older person experiencing abuse, please download the relevant role profiles below, by clicking on the role.
Rachel, one of our Helpline volunteers, said:
I love volunteering for Hourglass. My contributions are really valued. The team support and encourage what I do and the extra training has been invaluable. To anyone thinking about becoming a volunteer, I’d say, just do it. Making a positive difference to the lives of others is one of the most satisfying thing anyone can do.
If you'd like to apply for a volunteer role please download our Volunteer Application here to fill out and email back to us.
If you'd like to speak to someone about our volunteering opportunities feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org