Outings Companion/Driver: Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
- A few hours weekly
- Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Our Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers veteran, now in his 80s, was a trained Craftsman and served in the UK and Egypt. After National Service he went into the watch making trade which he did until his sight deteriorated. Before losing his sight he loved gardening and playing. He now spends his time listening to audio books, the radio and TV. He would love a friendly volunteer who drives to help him get out and about int he local area or for medical appointments.
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.