Home Visitor: Brixton, London
- A few hours weekly
- Brixton, London
We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our veteran living near Brixton Hill. Having joined the RAF and training as a wireless operator, he unfortunately had to leave the services due to his deteriorating sight. He then returned to civilian life and worked as a typewriter engineer. Before losing his sight, he enjoyed building and flying model airplanes and boats. Now in his 90s, he lives with his son; however, he is often out at work, so our veteran feels very lonely. He would benefit hugely from someone who could pop by and keep him company for an hour or so a week.
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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