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  • Home Visitor (St Monans)
    with Blind Veterans UK (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO94464 - Created/last updated: 30/05/2023


    About this opportunity:Blind Vetrans UK are committed to supporting thier blind veterans no matter where they are. Their community home visitors provide crucial social interaction for the veterans who can't reach their centres, and can often feel isolated or lonely.
    By popping by once a fortnight to see a veteran in their area, home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to the veterans. A visit could be a simple chat and a cup of tea and getting out and about in the local area. You will never be asked to do any personal care. Their member has an interest in golf and snooker and enjoys a chat.
    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 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. You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering.

    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:reliable and punctual for the veterans. Must have own car and clean driving lincence

    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 DetailsSt Monans area

    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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