Paperwork Helper: Crowborough, East Sussex
- A few hours weekly or fortnightly
- Crowborough, East Sussex
After a brief job in the family fish & chip shop, our veteran joined the Royal Army corps in 1940 and served in France, Germany, Italy, Iraq and Egypt. He then returned to the UK to become a tour guide! Now in his late 90s with his sight loss, he is finding it increasingly difficult to complete basic correspondence and household administration. He would benefit hugely from an organised volunteer who could pop by weekly or fortnightly to help him out.
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.
Blind Veterans UK Data Protection statement
I understand that my personal details will be kept securely and will be entered onto Blind Veterans UK database system. I agree to Blind Veterans UK processing and retaining the personal information contained on this form for any purposes connected to my application and future volunteering. The information you have provided on this form will be processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.