Gardening Enthusiast Companion: Mitcham, Greater London
- A few hours weekly
- Mitcham, Surrey
We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our award winning gardener veteran in Mitcham! Having joined the Royal Navy in the 1940s, our veteran trained as an Engine Room Mechanic and served on Minesweepers in the North Sea. After his discharge, he moved to Mitcham and became a landscape gardener. Now in his 90s and recently widowed, he struggles to go outside alone so having a regular visitor would really lift his spirits.
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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