Blind Veterans UK (Fife)

Charity registered in Scotland SC039411

We are Blind Veterans UK and we believe that no one who has served our country should battle blindness alone. That's why we're here to help with lifelong practical and emotional support which we provide to Armed Forces and National Service veterans regardless of when they served or how they lost their sight. We help veterans recover their independence and discover a life beyond sight loss. Our charity has been offering physical and emotional support to vision-impaired veterans since 1915. Blind Veterans UK's work ranges from helping veterans relearn vital life skills and providing them with the tools they need to be independent in their own homes, to offering new learning, training and recreation opportunities and providing long-term nursing, residential and respite care.

Current opportunity

We are committed to supporting our blind veterans no matter where they are. Our member in Dunfermline served in the Royal Army Service Corps. He would like to get out once a week in his local area to go on short walks in the nice weather at a local park. He enjoys giving new things a go and hobbies include golf and bowls. Our volunteers provide crucial social interaction for our veterans who can’t reach our Centres and can sometimes feel isolated or lonely. For this role, we are looking for volunteers who aren’t afraid to get stuck in, and even learn new skills themselves. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and understand the importance of 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.