We are here to support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and who is now living with significant sight loss. We help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services. We give veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life. Our charity has been offering physical and emotional support to vision-impaired veterans since 1915.
There’s tons of exciting technology out there that can make life easier and more exciting for our blind veterans. From talking watches and Amazon Echoes, to special computer software which can help our veterans read or even be read to, our veterans love to keep up to date with the latest technology.
Our IT helpers are there to make sure that our veterans have what they need, and most importantly, that they know how to use it! So if you are a whizz at computers and are great at showing others how it’s done, we’d love to hear from you. Although some of the time you will be working independently, our staff are always about to lend a hand 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.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference to the lives of veterans. For more information please contact Gemma Rome, Volunteer Coordinator at E Mail: Gemma.Rome@blindveterans.org.uk or Tel: 07599534785.