Veterans Community Support Volunteer

  • VO69988
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

The objective for our volunteer befriending service is to develop a network of well trained and supported volunteers through which comradeship will be offered to all of those who require it. The service will be needs-led, in that we aim to respond to the changing needs of our clients, rather than insisting on a resource-led 'one size fits all' service. The service that we offer might take the form of a fortnightly visit for tea and company, or a weekly session to help with a more specific issue, such as supporting the client to fill in forms and access services. Perhaps the client could benefit from more intensive, more frequent support at times, and then be content with just a phone call at other times.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Royal British Legion Scotland exists to promote remembrance and comradeship and in a partnership with other ex-Service charities to be responsible for the provision of welfare, benevolence and pension support of ex-Servicemen and women and their dependents throughout Scotland.

Availability

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Times and days can vary dependent on needs of the service user.

Restrictions

Volunteers must be 18yrs or over. PVG Check will be required.
Experience required: Volunteers must be a good communicator; enjoy company and have a desire to make a difference to those that may need their assistance.
Travel details: This volunteering takes place in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are reimbursed.
Training details: Half day training session with support and guidance from the Veterans Community Support Co-ordinator.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated a month 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.