Home Visitor: Erith, Kent
- A few hours weekly
We are looking for a friendly, older volunteer to visit our Women's Royal Army Corps veteran. Before losing her sight, our veteran was an avid reader and keen knitter. Now in her late-80s, she tries to maintain these hobbies using her iPad but is finding it increasingly difficult as her sight deteriorates. She would benefit hugely from an older volunteer who visit her and help her get outdoors and to the local shops.
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.