Volunteer Befrienders/Group Helpers

  • VO77886


Description

Scottish War Blinded: Volunteer Befrienders Needed Throughout Aberdeen City and Shire!
Good at striking up conversations with others? Enjoy organising social events? Scottish War Blinded is looking for friendly volunteers with good people skills to help us run various activities for service veterans with visual impairment.

As a volunteer you’ll play a vital role in overcoming isolation and helping allow our members to live life to the fullest. The main part of your role will be to assist in planning and running activities, whilst providing a warm and welcoming environment for our members. It would be helpful if you can drive and have your own car, although this is not essential for the role.

Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers including:
•Structured induction and training.
•Ongoing support and supervision from Volunteer Development Manager your volunteer supervisor.
•Access to further training.
•Travel expenses.

For more information please contact James Whyte,Volunteer Development Manager at E Mail: james.whyte@royalblind.org or Tel.: 0131 446 3154.

Organisation aims and objectives

Scottish War Blinded provides free support to all veterans no matter if they lost their sight during or after service. We support veterans all over Scotland, Our services enable veterans to regain independence after sight loss.

Restrictions

Experience required: Applicants should have a caring empathetic nature, an attitude which encourages independence, ability to use life experience and initiative to minimise risk and provide a friendly companionship.
Travel details: We are looking for volunteers to join our outreach team throughout Aberdeen city and shire.

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses (e.g. travel) are paid by prior agreement with staff contact. We aim to reimburse volunteers within a fortnight, usually by BACS transfer.
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers including: •Structured induction and training. •Ongoing support and supervision from Volunteer Development Manager your volunteer supervisor. •Access to further training. •Travel expenses.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month 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.