Blind Veterans UK (Midlothian)

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

This is a great opportunity for a volunteer interested in Arts & Crafts to support and older female veteran, particularly interested in crochet, macrame, painting & knitting. Have skills or learn together. Are you interested in Arts & Crafts? particularly Crochet, Macrame, Knitting and painting. We are looking for a great volunteer who can support an older female veteran to get involved in Arts & Craft. This veteran is very enthusiastic about trying new crafts and will not let her disability stop her enjoyment. So, if you have some spare time, some skills, or a willingness to learn new skills together then we would really like to hear from you. At Blind Veteran UK we are committed to supporting our blind veterans no matter where they live. Our community ‘Home Visitor Volunteers’ provide crucial social interaction, to reduce the feeling of isolation and loneliness. Although you will be volunteering in the community independently, your manager is only a phone call away and there is a network of volunteers. You’ll never be asked to undertake personal Care.