Home Visitor for Blind Veterans
Blind Veterans UK offer lifelong support to Armed Forces and National Service veterans – no matter what the cause of their sight loss, and regardless of how long they served. We help blind and vision impaired ex-Service personnel regain their independence and discover life after sight loss.
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.
The role can be flexible around your other commitments, but we ask that you are reliable and punctual for our veterans. Volunteers are required to self travel to the blind veteran’s home address.
All of our volunteers complete induction training which includes our values, confidentiality, boundaries, safeguarding and sighted guide training. Volunteers receive ongoing support and training from the Volunteer Coordinator.
Minimum of 2 hours per week or fortnight for a minimum six month commitment.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.