supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering

Volunteering Opportunity Details

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

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO88208 - Created/last updated: 02/09/2021


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

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

    Can you provide a once a week or fortnightly visit? This is a purely social visit, you will never be asked to do any personal care.

    Blind Veterans UK are looking for volunteers for two different veterans. One volunteer will be a friendly face for a cuppa and chat in the veteran's home. The second should be someone with an interest in vinyl records, music, films and projectors.

    Although you will be volunteering 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 the veterans. Training and support are provided to all volunteers.

    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:Volunteer 1 -They are looking for friendly, reliable and chatty volunteers, People who are creative and a good listeners Volunteer 2 - Should be friendly and reliable with an interest in vinyl records, films, projectors and willingness help a film and music buff continue with his hobby

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    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. There may be occasional/rare outings if the veteran feels able to manage this.

    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:
    Are you looking to improve your employability prospects by volunteering?    

      You can print these opportunity details.

    Go to main volunteering opportunities page

Suggest an update/report an error/enquire about this page

Other Opportunities

Here are some shortcuts to other, similar opportunities:

Blind Veterans UK (Fife) has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Home Visitor / Shopping Buddy

Type of volunteering: Befriending / Mentoring
Opportunities which benefit Elderly

Go to main volunteering opportunities page

What is volunteering?

Find out more about volunteering
View our introduction to volunteering page or contact us to find out more - our experts love helping people of all ages and backgrounds to become volunteers.

Register your opportunity
If you are an Organisation that would like your opportunity to be shown on our website, promoted by us, and for our staff to be aware of it when matching potential volunteers, please submit an Opportunity Registration Form,

Help and Support

Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.

Register with us
Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.

Volunteering Bulletin

If you volunteer or you're interested in volunteering then sign up for our free e-mail bulletin for volunteers - it only takes a few seconds. We send out bulletins roughly every two weeks and you can unsubscribe at any time.