Home Visitor (Dunfermline)

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Can you spare a few hours a week to brighten someone’s day? Blind Veterans UK are committed to supporting blind veterans no matter where they are. Home visitors provide crucial social interaction for veterans who can’t reach their centres and can often feel isolated or lonely. By popping by once a week or fortnight, volunteer home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to our veterans. A member in Dunfermline would like someone with a car to go out with to a local cafe or a bit of shopping. Although you will be volunteering 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 age 18+ and understand the importance of confidentiality and relationship boundaries. The role can be flexible around your other commitments, but you should be 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.










2 per fortnight


Experience required: Volunteers should be reliable and punctual for the veterans. You must also have your own car and a clean driving licence.
Travel details: At the veteran’s home and local area (Dunfermline)
Minimum age: 18


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