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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Home Visitor

Can you spare a few hours a week to brighten someone’s day?

We are committed to supporting our blind veterans no matter where they are. Our community home visitors provide crucial social interaction for our veterans who can’t reach our centres, and can often feel isolated or lonely.

This veteran, a former Royal Marine would like to go on short walks in his local area and have a coffee with his volunteer. He also has an interest in Formula 1 and anything to do with cars! Our member would also welcome dogs to join on the walks and 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 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.


Experience required

Potentially an interest in cars as member had this for a hobby but not necessary. Some understanding as member as well as visually impairment has onset alzheimers.

Travel details

Monifieth at member's home/around local area

Travel expenses

If yes give details (max 35 words) We reimburse 45p a mile. Public transport can be discussed.

Support
Training details

Training online and some in person to cover Guiding Skills, ongoing training as orgranised by charity.

Restrictions

Minimum age: 18

Availability
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Frequency & commitment
Weekly/fortnightly as decided with member, after 11 to allow member to get ready.

Volunteers (aged 18-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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