Sight Scotland Veterans (Aberdeen Services)

Sight Scotland Veterans provide support that empowers veterans affected by sight loss in Scotland.

We do this because veterans with sight loss deserve the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.


Current opportunities

*Sight Scotland Veterans: Volunteer Befrienders Needed Throughout Aberdeen City and Shire!* Good at striking up conversations with others? Enjoy organising social events? Sight Scotland Veterans is seeking 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 email james.whyte@sightscotland.org.uk or Tel.: 0131 446 3154.

It’s good to talk! If you love a relaxed, friendly chat on the phone and if the idea of doing this whilst also making a genuine impact as a volunteer sounds too good to be true … read on. Our members tell us that their regular check-ins and chats with someone at Sight Scotland Veterans are something they look forward to. Sometimes they can even be a lifeline. Just a simple phone call once a week can make the difference that helps one of our members overcome the effects of isolation and loneliness. We need a friendly and naturally chatty home-based volunteer who can check in regularly with our members by phone, take some time to make sure they are doing OK, and fill them in with all the latest gossip at Sight Scotland Veterans. You will never be cold calling, there’s no pressure and nothing to sell. We will only ask you to call signed-up Sight Scotland Veterans members who we know will be only too happy to hear from you. As a volunteer, you will get to know inspiring people, gain valuable experiences, and help us to change the lives of those who have served their country. For more information please contact James Whyte, Volunteer Development Manager at email james.whyte@sightscotland.org.uk or tel.: 0131 446 3154.