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 opportunities

Blind Vetrans UK are committed to supporting thier blind veterans no matter where they are. Their community home visitors provide crucial social interaction for the veterans who can’t reach their centres, and can often feel isolated or lonely. By popping by once a fortnight to see a veteran in their area, home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to the veterans. A visit could be a simple chat and a cup of tea and getting out and about in the local area. You will never be asked to do any personal care. Their member has an interest in golf and snooker and enjoys a chat. Although you will be working in the community independently, your manager is only a phone call away and there is a network of other volunteers for you to link in with too. 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 they ask that you are reliable and punctual for the veterans. You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering.

Blind Vetrans UK are committed to supporting thier blind veterans no matter where they are. Community outings are blind veterans' chance to get together, meet other blind veterans and have a great day out. They provide crucial social interaction for our veterans who can’t reach our centres and can sometimes feel isolated or lonely. Outings volunteers are there to make sure everything runs smoothly and ensure that all blind veterans can get involved with all parts of the day. This particular member would like to attend craft events in Fife to sell woodwork items he has made. For this role, they 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 they ask that you are reliable and punctual for the veterans. You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering

Blind Vetrans UK are committed to supporting thier blind veterans no matter where they are. Community outings are blind veterans' chance to get together, meet other blind veterans and have a great day out. They provide crucial social interaction for our veterans who can’t reach our centres and can sometimes feel isolated or lonely. Outings volunteers are there to make sure everything runs smoothly and ensure that all blind veterans can get involved with all parts of the day. This particular member would like to visit museums and new places he hasn't been to before, both near and far! For this role,they 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 they ask that you are reliable and punctual for the veterans. You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering

Can you spare a few hours a week to brighten someone’s day? Blind Veterans UK are committed to supporting blind veterans wherever they are. Home visitors provide crucial social interaction for veterans who can’t reach their centres and can often feel isolated or lonely. Visiting weekly or fortnightly, home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to veterans. A member in Kirkcaldy has set up an entertainment room in his home which he would like to share with a volunteer! He would like some help with model making crafts and to look through his music collection which is on vinyl records and CDs. Additionally, he would like to watch films with someone and have a discussion around them. Whilst volunteering in the community independently, your manager is only a phone call away and there is a network of other volunteers for you to link in with too. You should be age 18+ and understand the importance of confidentiality and relationship boundaries. Full training and support provided.