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Volunteer Home Visitor

Can you spare a few hours a week to brighten someone’s day?
Flexible hours Flexible

We are committed to supporting our blind veterans no matter where they are. By providing regular companionship, social interaction and building a positive one-to-one relationship you can help to reduce the effects of isolation so commonly experienced by our veterans. Your positivity, friendliness and communication can make the world of difference to their lives.

By popping by once a week or fortnight to see a veteran in their area, home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference. A visit could be a simple chat and a cup of tea, helping out with odd jobs around the home that can otherwise be a struggle for our veterans to complete or getting out and about in the local area. You will never be asked to do any personal care.

  

Volunteers need to be able to travel independently to and from our veteran’s home. Our veterans live across the Wakefield area, willingness to drive and access to a car would be of an advantage.

  

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 we ask that you are reliable and punctual for our veterans.

Expenses

All agreed out of pocket expenses such as travel costs will be met by Blind Veterans UK.
Deadline: Wed 10th August, 2022

Categories

Older people, DIY and practical skills, Vulnerable people

Suitable for

People who are older, People seeking work, People who like being outdoors, People new to volunteering

Minimum age

18

Skills gained

Listening, Organising, Talking to others

Skills needed

Listening, Talking to others, Organising

Requirements

Criminal record check (DBS), Full driving license, References

Blind Veterans

Blind Veterans UK helps ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915 we’ve provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.
07395 600927
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