Driver/Walking Companion: Brighton
- A few hours weekly
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 enjoys listening to audio books, but is keen to get out into the Brighton fresh air! He lives on a very steep hill, so it would require a car driver who could drive him somewhere a little less demanding. Getting out and about would not only improve his fitness but help him feel a little more independent.
By providing regular companionship, social interaction and building a positive one-to-one relationship you can help to reduce the effects of isolation so commonly experienced by our veterans. Your positivity, friendliness and communication can make the world of difference to their day to day lives.
Volunteers need to be over the age of 18 years and able to travel independently to and from our veterans home. Reliability, punctuality and trustworthiness are essential requirements for this role as are good listening and interpersonal skills. An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and relationship boundaries is key to this role. We will give you the necessary training, induction and support to be confident and enjoy your volunteering.
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