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Volunteering Opportunity Details

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

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO94886 - Created/last updated: 07/12/2023


    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 wherever they are. Home visitors provide crucial social interaction for veterans who can't reach their centres and can often feel isolated or lonely.

    Visiting weekly or fortnightly, home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to veterans. A member in Kirkcaldy has set up an entertainment room in his home which he would like to share with a volunteer! He would like some help with model making crafts and to look through his music collection which is on vinyl records and CDs. Additionally, he would like to watch films with someone and have a discussion around them.

    Whilst 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. You should be age 18+ and understand the importance of confidentiality and relationship boundaries. Full training and support provided.

    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 (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:

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