Outings Buddy: Bognor Regis, W Sussex
- A few hours weekly
- Bognor Regis, W Sussex
We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our veteran in Bognor Regis and accompany him on walks in his local area. Having joined the General Service Corps for National Service, he went on to serve in the Royal Army Medical Corps in Germany. Now in his late-80s and widowed, he likes to get out and about, but with his sight loss he struggles to cross the roads alone, so would benefit hugely from a patient volunteer to help him out! This would also provide some important respite for his daughter who visits daily.
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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