What you will be doing:
Provide friendly and reliable social interaction for our veterans
Encourage veterans to get involved in community activities and lunch clubs
Support veterans carrying out daily activities that they may otherwise struggle to complete (this does not include personal care or cleaning duties)
Can you spare a few hours a week to brighten someone’s day?
We are committed to supporting our blind veterans no matter where they are. Our community home visitors provide crucial social interaction for our veterans who can’t reach our centres, and can often feel isolated or lonely.
By popping by once a week or fortnight to see a veteran in their area, home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to our veterans. A visit could be a simple chat and a cup of tea, helping out with odd jobs around the home that can otherwise be a struggle for our veterans to complete or getting out and about in the local area. You will never be asked to do any personal care.
The skills you need:
Friendly & warm
Happy to work individually
Patient & empathetic
Able to maintain boundaries
Good sense of humour
Strong interpersonal skills
Once at week at the veteran's home
Although you will be working in the community independently, your manager is only a phone call away and there is a network of other volunteers for you to link in with too. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 years and understand the importance of confidentiality and relationship boundaries.
What's in it for you:
Full training and support
Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses
Reduce loneliness & isolation for our veteran
The role can be flexible around your other commitments, but we ask that you are reliable and punctual for our veterans. You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering.