Gardening and Outings Buddy: Histon, Cambridgeshire

Time Commitment
A few hours weekly
Histon, Cambridgeshire

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to support our lovely female Royal Navy veteran who served in Bletchley Park and Ceylon during WW2.  Before losing her sight she enjoyed baking, gardening and reading as well as attending the ballet.  Now in her late-90s, she loves sitting in her garden and listening to the birds, but with her sight loss, she finds the garden hard to maintain. She would benefit hugely from a volunteer who would be happy to initially offer a couple of hours every two weeks to tidy her small garden, and then once a month for an hour or so to just keep it maintained. She would also love to go out now and again with a volunteer for a coffee or lunch and would enjoy the company as she is a very sociable lady.

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.

Blind Veterans UK Data Protection statement
I understand that my personal details will be kept securely and will be entered onto Blind Veterans UK database system. I agree to Blind Veterans UK processing and retaining the personal information contained on this form for any purposes connected to my application and future volunteering. The information you have provided on this form will be processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998

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