Home Visitor: Halesowen, West Midlands

Time Commitment
A few hours weekly
Location
Halesowen, West Midlands

We have a 78 year old RAF veteran who would love a volunteer to visit him on a weekly basis to provide companionship, social opportunities and help him gain confidence.  He would also love to have someone to share a meal with as he doesn’t have this opportunity very often.  He is a sports lover, especially football.

Our veteran is a really lovely gentleman who has been through a lot lately, which has knocked his confidence.  He is completely blind and lives with his retired Guide Dog, so a love of dogs is a must for any visitor.

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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