Home Visitor / Buddy: Blind Veterans UK

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

This is a great opportunity to provide crucial social interaction for a veteran, who can’t reach our centres, and can feel isolated or lonely.

By popping by once a week or fortnight, a Home Visitor / Buddy is a friendly face that can make all the difference to our veterans. A visit could be a simple chat and a cup of tea, getting involved in shared interests for example playing dominos, or a game, listening to music, watching TV or discussing audio books.

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 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.

For more information please contact Gary Flew, Volunteer Coordinator at email: gary.flew@blindveterans.org.uk or tel.: 0751 493 1950.