Veterans Community Support Volunteer

  • VO69988


Volunteers are essential to Royal British Legion Scotland’s ability to support veterans in the community and across Scotland. We are currently recruiting volunteers for the Legion Scotland Veterans Community Support Service.
Trained and supported volunteers will be matched with Armed Forces veterans to provide a befriending relationship in the community – this could take the form of a regular social visit to relieve isolation and loneliness, or to provide assistance with more specific issues at other times. Training and support is provided and volunteers will be PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) checked prior to contact with clients as well. This is not a personal care or advisory service.
A tremendous opportunity to volunteer with Legion Scotland and support veterans within local communities and across Scotland. All assistance makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Elliot Thomson, Veterans Community Support Co-ordinator–West Scotland, Legion Scotland at Email: or tel.: 07876 203393.

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.










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


Volunteers must be 18yrs or over. PVG Check will be required.
Experience required: Patience, compassion, flexibility, desire to help others, understanding of the importance of privacy and confidentiality.
Travel details: This volunteering takes place in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE and is Community based – volunteers could meet clients in their homes or meet at café’s or other public places. A volunteer might also support a client to attend a regular group or event.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Any approved expenses are reimbursed e.g.: mileage reimbursed at £0.45 per mile on submission of return to local coordinator, reasonable sundry expenses refunded (with prior authorisation). Funding available for comradeship events.
Training details: Excellent support and training is provided to all volunteers. Includes time supported by local coordinator, followed by regular support and supervision sessions, manual and policies provided, local coordinator available at all times to offer support and answer questions.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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