Can you spare a few hours a week to brighten someone’s day? We have several veterans in Glasgow who would love your company.
By popping by once a week or fortnight to see a veteran in their area, home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to our veterans. A visit could be a simple chat and a cup of tea, helping out with odd jobs around the home that can otherwise be a struggle for our veterans to complete or getting out and about in the local area. 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 to 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.
Benefits to self
-Develop your skills in communication, empathy and punctuality
-New experiences and insights
Benefits to others
-Make a positive difference to the life of a blind veteran
-Reduce isolation and lonliness for a blind veteren
-Help a blind veteran build their confidence and self esteem
All of our volunteers complete induction training which includes our values, confidentiality, boundaries, safeguarding and sighted guide training. Volunteers receive ongoing support and training from the Volunteer Coordinator.
Hours per week
2 hours per week
Support and supervision details
Volunteers receive ongoing, regular support from the Volunteer Coordinator.