Model Railway Helper & Companion: Aylesford, Kent

Time Commitment
A few hours weekly
Aylesford, Kent

We are looking for a friendly and practical volunteer to support our veteran who loves model railways! Having joined the Royal Artillery Air Defence in 1945, he served an Aircraft Spotter in Lebanon and Tripoli. Now in his 90s with sight loss, he can feel lonely and putting together railway tracks is becoming more difficult, so he’d appreciate your help and companionship! He also struggles to open his post so would love some support with this.

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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