Welcome to Action on Elder Abuse Scotland Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Scotland works to protect older people from harm, abuse and neglect. We support those experiencing (or at risk of) harm, as well as raising awareness and advocating effective prevention. We’re part of the UK-wide organisation, Action on Elder Abuse - the only charity in the UK working on this issue exclusively today. Highlight: We're looking for volunteers - find out more! "On behalf of my dad and family, we would just like to say thank you for pointing me towards AEA Scotland. They have given our family such support at a time when we felt helpless" Just some of the feedback from one of our Helpline callers - our Helpline really makes a difference to the lives of older people! Call our Scottish Helpline for confidential advice & support 080 8808 8141 People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Our project received £6,480 from the Trust toward our Elder Abuse Recovery Project in Fife. Find out about the People's Postcode Lottery here. Back to main home page AEA Scotland home page About AEA Scotland Who we are Our staff Our volunteers Our supporters Contact AEA Scotland How we help In Scotland Volunteer with AEA Scotland Additional links: Donate to AEA Scotland Support our campaigns Request leaflets or posters Sign up to our newsletter Become a member Fundraise for us Elder Abuse Recovery Project volunteers (Fife only) This project is a unique new model for helping older people who have experienced any form of harm or abuse, which can often leave them feeling isolated, losing confidence, or finding it difficult to engage with others. We're looking for passionate volunteers to work with victims to help them recover from their experiences and regain independence and control over their lives. We're looking for: an Administration Volunteer (home-based) Outreach Support Volunteers (in the older person's own home, or another place of their choice) Telephone Support Volunteers (home-based) All volunteers will be provided with full training and ongoing support and guidance. We'll cover all out-of-pocket expenses, and provide certificates for completed training. You can find out more about these volunteering roles here. Helpline volunteers (home-based) We regularly look for volunteers to take calls on our Helpline to ensure we can provide a 9am – 5pm service; 5 days a week. Our helpline provides free, confidential information, advice and support to victims of elder abuse, as well as others who are concerned about or have witnessed abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of older people. If the following apply to you, then please get in touch to find out more: you are aged 18 or over; you enjoy working with older people; you have excellent communication skills; you can build a rapport with older people, and or people in distress; you can provide empathy, advice, support or just be someone who can listen; you are willing to undertake extensive training to provide you with the relevant knowledge and skills to handle helpline calls. Although our Helpline primarily deals with phonecalls, we occasionally take enquiries via e-mail. If you’re interested in dealing with e-mail enquiries too we can discuss if this might be an option for you, although this is not a compulsory part of the role. You will be provided with full training and support, call-handling software and ongoing support and guidance from our staff and other volunteers. We will cover all out-of-pocket expenses, and provide certificates for completed training. Please click on the links for the following downloads: helpline volunteer role description online application form Other volunteers We also have a team of volunteers in other parts of the country who act as advocates for our work. They help us by raising awareness of our work, handing out leaflets and posters in their area, and signposting people to our services. Are you interested in volunteering? We’re always looking for support with other areas too, so if you think you can support us in other ways, please get in touch. You may be able to help us with some of the following: administration IT social media research policy work If you’re interested in any of the above roles, please contact Brian Rapley at [email protected] or call 0749 632 3801.