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Volunteering Opportunity: VO94885

  • Home Visitor (Dunfermline)
    with Blind Veterans UK (Fife).

    Created/last updated: 30/05/2023

    About this opportunity:Can you spare a few hours a week to brighten someone's day? Blind Veterans UK are committed to supporting blind veterans no matter where they are
     •  Home visitors provide crucial social interaction for veterans who can't reach their centres and can often feel isolated or lonely
     •  By popping by once a week or fortnight, volunteer home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to our veterans
     •  A member in Dunfermline would like someone with a car to go out with to a local cafe or a bit of shopping
     •  Although you will be volunteering 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 age 18+ and understand the importance of confidentiality and relationship boundaries
     •  The role can be flexible around your other commitments, but you should be reliable and punctual for the veterans
     •  You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Some training online and some in person such as Guiding Skills, Volunteer Coordinator available and Employee Assistance Programme
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - 45p per mile

    Experience required:Volunteers should be reliable and punctual for the veterans. You must also have your own car and a clean driving licence.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsAt the veteran's home and local area (Dunfermline)

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.