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Home Visitor Volunteer - Wetherby area

Home Visitor Volunteer - Wetherby area
Blind Veterans UK
Description of the role:

Can you spare a few hours a week to brighten someone’s day?
Our member in Wetherby is looking for a volunteer to visit regularly for a chat and to get out and about for a coffee.
We are committed to supporting our blind veterans no matter where they are. By providing regular companionship, social interaction and building a positive one-to-one relationship you can help to reduce the effects of isolation so commonly experienced by our veterans.
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. 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.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

You will need to be able to travel independently to and from our veteran’s home, willingness to drive and access to a car would be of an advantage. All agreed out of pocket expenses such as travel costs will be met by Blind Veterans UK.

Practical information:

We are looking for volunteers that can spare a couple of hours on a weekly/ fortnightly basis.

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 we ask that you are reliable and punctual for our veterans. All agreed out of pocket expenses such as travel costs will be met by Blind Veterans UK.
You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: Yes
Car owner: Yes
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Unit 3 Clock Court
Campbell Way
South Yorkshire
S25 3QD
Last updated: 28.09.2023
Organisation Information

Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-Servicemen and women to rebuild their lives after sight loss.

We provide rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to veterans regardless of how or when they lost their sight. We’re here to help blind veterans regain their independence and live the life they choose.

Charity number: 216227