Outings Companion: Camden, North London
- A few hours weekly
- Camden, North London
We are looking for a friendly and patient volunteer to visit our North London veteran. Born in Gujarat, India, our veteran joined the RAF in 1953, serving in Malaysia, Singapore and Wiltshire before being discharged as a Corporal. Now in his late 80s, he lives with his wife who suffers from a long term illness. Our veteran would like to get out for walks to ease his diabetes but is not too mobile, so would benefit hugely from a volunteer who could support and encourage him.
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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