Home Visitor/Outings Companion: Elmstead, Colchester

Time Commitment
A few hours weekly
Elmstead, Colchester

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our WW2 veteran in Elmstead. Having served as a Wireless Mechanic in the RAF in the 1940s, he is full of interesting stories of his time in Egypt, Benghazi and Nigeria. Now in his 90s, he tries to keep busy by playing bowls and his weekly piano lesson, but can often feel lonely and isolated. He would benefit hugely from a kind and positive volunteer who could visit him or take him out for lunch to brighten up his day!

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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