The Age-Friendly Academy Volunteering Network

As part of the Age-Friendly Academy initiative, we often seek volunteers, typically aged 50+, to take part in a range of University-wide volunteering opportunities or research activities.

As a member of this Volunteer Network, you'll be emailed whenever an opportunity for participation within the University arises, with absolutely no obligation to take part.

Every opportunity is completely optional and you are free to pick and choose the activities that are of interest to you and suit your availability.

The opportunities available will be wide-ranging and could include an invitation to join:

  • Short-term projects such as:
    • Research projects with a focus on older adults. You can see a sample of some of the current research relating to ageing taking place at the University here.
  • Longer-term volunteering opportunities such as:
    • The Intergenerational Mentoring Network, which recruits volunteer older adult mentors to offer one-to-one support to challenge and inspire young people living in disadvantaged areas of Scotland to plan their futures or
    • The School of Psychological Sciences and Health primary school-based intergenerational research project “Generation for Generation” promotes health and wellbeing in adults and aims to improve children’s success in school

If you're interested in being a part of this exciting initiative and receiving updates, please email to join the Network.

If you're a member of staff who is interested in sharing a volunteering or research opportunity with the Network then please contact