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Home Visitor: New Malden, Surrey

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
New Malden, Surrey

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our female RAF veteran in New Malden. Having joined the Women's Auxillary Air Force in 1943, she served as a driver mechanic before being discharged and moving to a second career as a social worker. No…

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Home Visitor: Purley, Surrey

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Purley, Surrey

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our veteran in Purley. Having joined the RAF in 1942, he trained as a pilot in Arizona and flew USAF Stipsons & Harvards. He moved back to the UK after the war and worked as a Surveyor. Now in his …

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Home Visitor/Outings Buddy: Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our veteran in Potters Bar. Having been called up on national service, he was medically discharged shortly after and returned to work on the railways. Before losing his sight, he enjoyed playing bowls …

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Walking Companion: Newton Abbot, Devon

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Newton Abbot, Devon

Blind Veterans UK is looking for a volunteer to visit one of our members. A Royal Army Service Corps veteran living near Newton Abbott who along with his small dog is desperate to get out and about and enjoy the beautiful, surrounding countryside. Af…

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Outings Buddy: Staines, Middlesex

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Staines, Middlesex

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to take our veteran our for walks or to the pub in Staines. Called up to National Service in 1951, he joined the Royal Signals and was posted to Hamburg and Egypt. After his discharge, he returned to the UK and…

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Home Visitor: Lancaster

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Lancaster

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to cheer up our elderly Army veteran in Lancaster. Having joined the Army in 1947 for National Service, he served as a Chef. After being discharged, he worked on the railways and then as a postman. Before losin…

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Home Visitor: Eccles, Manchester

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Eccles, Manchester

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our blind veteran in Eccles. Having joined the Royal Navy in 1941, he served as a Leading Telegraphist on HMS Drake, HMS Fame and HMS Zambesi in Korea. Before losing his sight, he enjoyed driving, read…

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Home Visitors: North East England

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire

We have a number of elderly blind veterans in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Durham and Northumberland who would love your company and conversation. With visual impairments, our older veterans can often feel isolated and lonely, so having a friendly face p…

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100K Yorkshire Event Volunteer

Length of Role
One-off
Location
Yorkshire

When: 23-24 June 2018 Where: Yorkshire We are looking for friendly volunteers to provide support and encouragement to our walkers as they take on our gruelling 100K Yorkshire Challenge to raise vital funds for Blind Veterans UK! Tasks include cheerin…

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100K London to Brighton Event Volunteer

Length of Role
One-off

When: 7 - 8 July 2018 Where: London - Brighton We are looking for friendly volunteers to provide support and encouragement to our walkers as they take on our gruelling London to Brighton 100K challenge to raise money for Blind Veterans UK.Tasks inclu…

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Home Visitor: Winchester, Hampshire

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Winchester, Hampshire

Our female veteran now lives in the Winchester area and would love a volunteer to visit her and share her stories with. She would love to be able to get out and about in her community for a walk or a coffee; activities which have become more challeng…

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Woodwork Companion: Halstead, Suffolk

Length of Role
Ongoing
Location
Halstead, Suffolk

Our active and independent veteran is a keen engineer, woodworker and model maker and thrives on the projects he undertakes. He is currently restoring an original locomotive carriage and assisting a team of enthusiasts in Ireland. When he's not in th…

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