Home Visitor

  • VO73197


Description

We are committed to supporting our blind veterans no matter where they are. Our community home visitors provide crucial social interaction for our veterans who can’t reach our centres, and can often feel isolated or lonely.

By popping by once a week or fortnight to see a veteran in their area, home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to our veterans. You will never be asked to do any personal care.

Although you will be working in the community independently, your manager is only a phone call away. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 years and understand the importance of confidentiality and relationship boundaries. The role can be flexible around your other commitments, but we ask that you are reliable and punctual for our veterans. You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering.

Organisation aims and objectives

Blind Veterans UK offer lifelong support to Armed Forces and National Service veterans - no matter what the cause of their sight loss, and regardless of how long they served. We help blind and vision impaired ex-Service personnel regain their independence and discover life after sight loss.

Availability

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At least 5 month commitment

Restrictions

Experience required: Friendly & warm; happy to work individually; patient & empathetic; reliable; able to maintain boundaries; good listener; good sense of humour; strong interpersonal skills
Travel details: Receipted out of pocket expenses such as bus fares will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: An introduction with volunteer, member and volunteer coordinator.
Training details: Induction training and support throughout volunteering
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 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.