Volunteer Home Visitor - Blind Veterans UK

Can you spare a few hours a week to brighten someone’s day? 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 day 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 Bradford area, willingness to drive and access to a car would be of an advantage. All agreed out of pocket expenses such as travel costs will be met by Blind Veterans UK. 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. You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering.

Skills

Friendly & warm Happy to work individually Patient & empathetic Reliable Able to maintain boundaries


Details

  • Age restrictions
    Volunteers must be over the age of 18.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

Application Process

  • Application Form
  • Informal Discussion
  • Interview
  • References
  • Trial Period

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 29/01/2023

End Date: 31/12/2023

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Availability Details

Day time hours preferred but the role can be flexible around your other commitments, but we ask that you are reliable and punctual for our veterans.


Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.


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