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 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. Excellent 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. All assistance makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact Emily Clark, Veterans Community Support Co-ordinator–Scotland North, 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. 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.
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 full training is provided to all volunteers. Includes 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

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