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  • Home Visitor / Shopping Buddy
    with Blind Veterans UK (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO88561 - Created/last updated: 06/10/2021


    About this opportunity:This is a great opportunity to support a poorly sighted older female veteran in your community.

    Home Visitors/ Buddies provide crucial social interaction for our veterans.

    Can you provide a once a weekly or fortnightly Home Visit?

    They are looking for a female volunteer, prepared to use their car, who would provide a friendly face for a cuppa and chat, and also guide this lady out to the local shops now and then. Her main shopping is done by family on a weekend, but this lady would like to go for a trip to the shops to pick up little treats etc.

    Although you will be working in the community independently, your manager is only a phone call away. 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 they ask that you are reliable and punctual for our veterans. Training and support is provided to all volunteers.

    This is a purely social visit, you will never be asked to do any personal care.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:We will provide information on the specific role, boundaries, lone volunteering, history of Blind Veterans UK and guidance/training on volunteering with someone who has a sight loss.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Public transport expenses reimbursed and car milage paid at 0.45p per mile

    Experience required:We are looking for friendly, reliable and chatty volunteer. Someone who is creative and a good listener. A confident person who would guide the person around the shops - A driver would be needed

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Female as the client is female

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis is a home visit to the veteran's home in Kirkcaldy

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

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

    Please tell us what age group you are in:
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