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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.

Organisation aims and objectives

1.The prevention and relief of poverty 2.The advancement of health 3.The advancement of public participation in sport 4.The advancement of civic responsibility or community development 5.The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.

Restrictions

Experience required: Patience, compassion, flexibility, desire to help others, understanding of the importance of privacy & 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.
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

Last updated 2 months ago