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

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO94885 - Created/last updated: 07/12/2023



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    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:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    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.

    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:

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