Home Visitor (St Monans)

  • VO94464


Description

Blind Vetrans UK are committed to supporting thier blind veterans no matter where they are. Their community home visitors provide crucial social interaction for the veterans who can’t reach their centres, and can often feel isolated or lonely.
By popping by once a fortnight to see a veteran in their area, home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to the veterans. A visit could be a simple chat and a cup of tea and getting out and about in the local area. You will never be asked to do any personal care. Their member has an interest in golf and snooker and enjoys a chat.
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. The role can be flexible around your other commitments, but they ask that you are reliable and punctual for the veterans. You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering.

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 per fortnight

Restrictions

Experience required: reliable and punctual for the veterans. Must have own car and clean driving lincence
Travel details: St Monans area
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 45p per mile
Training details: Some training online and some in person such as Guiding Skills, Volunteer Coordinator available and Employee Assistance Programme
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago