Home Visitor Bonnyrigg (Arts & Craft)

  • VO89315


Description

This is a great opportunity for a volunteer interested in Arts & Crafts to support and older female veteran, particularly interested in crochet, macrame, painting & knitting. Have skills or learn together.
Are you interested in Arts & Crafts? particularly Crochet, Macrame, Knitting and painting.

We are looking for a great volunteer who can support an older female veteran to get involved in Arts & Craft. This veteran is very enthusiastic about trying new crafts and will not let her disability stop her enjoyment. So, if you have some spare time, some skills, or a willingness to learn new skills together then we would really like to hear from you.
At Blind Veteran UK we are committed to supporting our blind veterans no matter where they live. Our community ‘Home Visitor Volunteers’ provide crucial social interaction, to reduce the feeling of isolation and loneliness.
Although you will be volunteering in the community independently, your manager is only a phone call away and there is a network of volunteers. You’ll never be asked to undertake personal Care.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are Blind Veterans UK and we believe that no one who has served our country should battle blindness alone. That's why we're here to help with lifelong practical and emotional support which we provide to Armed Forces and National Service veterans regardless of when they served or how they lost their sight. We help veterans recover their independence and discover a life beyond sight loss. Our charity has been offering physical and emotional support to vision-impaired veterans since 1915. Blind Veterans UK's work ranges from helping veterans relearn vital life skills and providing them with the tools they need to be independent in their own homes, to offering new learning, training and recreation opportunities and providing long-term nursing, residential and respite care.

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2 hours a week or fortnight to be agreed with member and volunteer

Restrictions

Experience required: The focus is on Crafts - Crochet – macrame – knitting – painting, these would be ideal But any craft activities you have done and a willingness to learn new techniques and share them. We are looking for a friendly and reliable person who enjoys craft and is patient
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Journey to and from members house, travel expenses paid or public transport cost. Paid into your bank account each fortnight
Training details: The induction training will look at the history of the organisation. The specific role. Organisation Policy & Procedures. Lone working. Boundaries and safe practice. Assemble, computer recording system. Ongoing training: sighted guiding training if needed. Wheel chair training if needed. Mental health awareness training. First aid. Other training provided if rele
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.