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Veterans Community Support Volunteer

  • VO70012


Description

The intention of this project is to alleviate distress and isolation for those people who have served their country, as well as their dependents, who may now be finding it difficult to navigate their way through an increasingly complicated world.
The objective is to develop a network of well trained and supported volunteers through which comradeship will be offered to all of those people 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 some times, and then be content with just a phone call at other times.
In return for your time and commitment, we will provide you with training, development and comprehensive support, as well as the satisfaction of knowing that you are providing an invaluable service to people in need. I am here to manage, support and oversee the service delivery in our area and so I can promise that at no stage will you feel unsure of your role or your value.

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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Days and times to be confirmed. As and when required.

Restrictions

Experience required: None
Travel details: Throughout South Ayrshire
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 months ago