Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK Rebuilding lives after sight loss

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Josie Standbrook Volunteer Coordinator (Community 16)

Telephone: 07395 600933

Email: josie.standbrook@blindveterans.org.uk

 

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Can you spare a few hours a week to brighten someone’s day? We have a veteran in Tiptree who would love your company! This gentleman loves to chat, go out for lunch and to play pub sports. He is a wheelchair user so you would need space in the boot to store that when going out.

We are committed to supporting our blind veterans no matter where they are. Our community home visitors provide crucial social interaction for our veterans who can’t reach our centres, and can often feel isolated or lonely.

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 to our veterans. 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.

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 to 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. You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering.