Glasgow's Golden Generation

Glasgow’s Golden Generation's befriending service is aimed at supporting older people within the community, who may be experiencing loneliness or social isolation, and who may need support to engage within their community. community,

Our service matches volunteer befrienders with older adults with similar interests. These trained volunteers will engage with the befriended once a week through telephone call, home visit, or within the local community, where possible.

Information for volunteers

Anyone can become a befriender – you don’t need any qualifications, but you will receive full training and support. When you have received your training and you are ready to start supporting the befriended, you will be matched with an older adult with similar interests in your area.


Sandy Welsh
Glasgow's Golden Generation
David Cargill Centre
168 Ledard Road
G42 9RA

Age Groups