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Fishing companion: Worthing, W Sussex

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Worthing, W Sussex

Our blind veteran based in Worthing is a keen fisherman! He would love the opportunity to sea fish on a boat or a beach and would love a volunteer to support him in this.By providing regular companionship, social interaction and building a positive o…

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Driver/Outings Escort: Dartford, Kent

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Dartford, Kent

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to help our blind veteran and his wife in Dartford. Having joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1953, our veteran went on to serve as a Nurse in the British Military Hospital in Malta. Now in his 80s, he like…

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Home Visitor: Chichester, W Sussex

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Chichester, W Sussex

Our Chichester based blind veteran served in the Royal Artillery and was also seconded to the Indian Army, serving in Egypt and Palestine in the 1940s. Before losing his sight, he enjoyed model railways. Now in his 90s, he lives in a residential home…

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Driver/Walking Companion: Brighton

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Brighton

We are looking for an active volunteer who could help our blind veteran get out for walks. Having first worked in an architect’s office, he made the move to the Royal Engineers in 1948 when he was called for National Service. Now in his late-80s, he …

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Walking Companion: Maidenhead, Berkshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Maidenhead, Berkshire

Our Belfast-born veteran would love your help getting out and about in his local area. Having served with the RAF, he has interesting stories of his time spent in Radar Fighter Plotting. Now in his mid-80s, he lives with his wife and spends his time …

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Home Visitor: Brighton

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Brighton

We are looking for a friendly volunteer who could visit our blind veteran in Brighton who comes from a Navy family. Following in the footsteps of his father, he joined the Navy straight from school and served for 34 years in the Far East and the Medi…

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Home Visitor: St Albans, Hertfordshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
St Albans, Hertfordshire

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our female Royal Corps of Signals veteran in St Albans. Having served during WW2, she is full of interesting stories of her time serving in both the UK and Germany. Now in her 90s, she is very keen on …

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Outings Companion: Hadleigh, Ipswich

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Hadleigh, Ipswich

Our blind RAF veteran would benefit hugely from a volunteer who could help him get out of the house! Having served with the RAF as ground crew in the 1960s in Gibraltar, he then went on to work in civil aviation at Heathrow and East Midlands airports…

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Home Visitor/Outings Companion: Elmstead, Colchester

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Elmstead, Colchester

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our WW2 veteran in Elmstead. Having served as a Wireless Mechanic in the RAF in the 1940s, he is full of interesting stories of his time in Egypt, Benghazi and Nigeria. Now in his 90s, he tries to keep…

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Arts & Crafts/Outings Companion: Harwich, Essex

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Harwich, Essex

Our blind RAF veteran would love a volunteer who could visit him in his residential home on the weekend or take him to the local garden centre to provide some much needed social interaction. Having served as a Junior Technician in the RAF & spend…

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Architect Volunteer: London

Length of Role
One-off
Location
Westminster, London

Blind Veterans UK is looking for a volunteer with architectural experience to advise a project group on an office interior redesign project.  In this role, you will be advising a project group on an interior re-design plan at our headquarters in Lond…

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Lunch Club Volunteer: Stowmarket, Suffolk

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Stowmarket, Suffolk

We run a very successful lunch club for our members which they enjoy very much.  It is a great opportunity to meet other members, form friendships and limit feelings of isolation. What would you do? Befriend our members whilst at the club spending t…

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