Veterans Community Support Volunteers

  • VO71128


Description

Volunteers are essential to Legion Scotland’s ability to support veterans in the community. We are currently recruiting volunteers to enable us to deliver the new ‘Veterans Community Support Service’.
Trained and supported volunteers will be matched with Armed Forces veterans and then provide a befriending relationship in the community – this could take the form of a regular social visit to relieve isolation and loneliness, or else to provide assistance with more specific issues at other times – training and support are provided and volunteers will be PVG checked prior to contact with clients. This is not a personal care or advisory service.
A tremendous opportunity to volunteer with Legion Scotland and support veterans. All volunteers are provided with excellent training, support and all assistance is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Emily Clark, Veterans Community Support Co-ordinator – Aberdeen, Banffshire & Kincardine, Legion Scotland at Email: e.clark@legionscotland.org.uk or tel.: 07876 202437.

Organisation aims and objectives

Since 1921 we have provided support to veterans and their families. When servicemen and women return to civilian life after serving with the Armed Forces some are in need of community and friendship, maybe as a result of their experiences in the services or purely because they are no longer part of the ‘military family’ they had come to rely. We make a difference every day to the lives of those veterans through our comradeship and befriending programme, developing strong communities and supporting remembrance. Our large family network is spread across Scotland and helps support veterans and their families to get on with their lives and assists those who require assistance.

Restrictions

Experience required: Patience, compassion, flexibility, desire to help others, understanding of the importance of privacy and confidentiality.
Travel details: Community based – volunteers could meet clients in their homes (risk assessments and lone working policies are carried out as part of our service); or meet at café’s or other public places. A volunteer might also support a client to attend a regular group or event. 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.
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: One day training delivered 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,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 months 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.