Home Visitor: Felixstowe, Suffolk
- A few hours weekly
- Felixstowe, Suffolk
We are looking for a volunteer to visit our veteran living in Felixstowe. After joining the RAF in 1942, he trained as an aero engine fitter and was involved in waterproofing vehicles prior to the D-Day landings. Returning back to the UK after his discharge, our veteran then had a very different second career as a mobile fishmonger! Now in his mid-90s and widowed, our veteran now lives in a nursing home and would benefit hugely by having a regular visitor who he could look forward to seeing and having a chat with.
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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