Veterans Community Support Volunteer

  • VO69988


Description

Volunteers are essential to Royal British Legion Scotland’s ability to support veterans in the community. 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 and across Scotland – 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 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: e.thomson@legionscotland.org.uk or tel.: 07876 203393.

Volunteer should be Patient, Have Compassion, Be Flexible, Have desire to help others and understand the importance of privacy and confidentiality

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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Restrictions

No Gender Restriction, Experience required: Patience, compassion, flexibility, desire to help others, understanding of the importance of privacy and confidentiality.
Experience required: No Expertise, Caring,Patient,Reliable / Dependable,Trustworthy,
Travel details: The opportunity takes at multiple location across South Lanarkshire Abington,Ashgill,Biggar,Blackwood,Blantyre,Bothwell,Braidwood,Cambuslang,Carluke,Carnwath,Carstairs,Chapelton,Coalburn,Coulter,Crawford,Crawfordjohn,Crossford,Dalserf,Dolphinton,Douglas,Douglas Water,East Kilbride,Elsrickle,Elvanfoot,Forth,Glasgow,Glassford,Glespin,Halfway,Hamilton,High Blantyre,Jackton,Kirkfieldbank,Kirkmuirhill,Lamington,Lanark,Larkhall,Law,Leadhills,Nemphlar,Netherburn,New Lanark,Newton,Quarter,Ravenstruther,Rigside,Roberton,Rutherglen,Sandford,Stonehouse,Strathaven,Symington,Tarbrax,Thankerton,Uddingston,Wandel,Wiston
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 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