Home visitor (Alresford)

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Could you spare an hour or two a week to make a difference to the life of a Blind Veteran?

Our veteran joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in Edgware in June 1944 and served with HQ Balloon Command and then with 28 Gp based at Russell Square, London before moving to the Air Ministry.

She is a delightful lady who enjoys company. She loved to cook although she struggles to do this now. She would love to have a volunteer who could sit and have a cuppa and a chat, perhaps accompanying her to the shops and helping her with her shopping or visiting the local garden centre.

We are committed to supporting our blind veterans no matter where they are. Our community home visitors provide crucial social interaction for our veterans who can’t reach our centres, and can often feel isolated or lonely.

By popping by once a week or fortnight to see a veteran in their area, home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to our veterans. A visit could be a simple chat and a cup of tea, helping out with odd jobs around the home that can otherwise be a struggle for our veterans to complete or getting out and about in the local area. You will never be asked to do any personal care.

Although you will be working in the community independently, your manager is only a phone call away and there is a network of other volunteers for you to link in with too. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 years and understand the importance of confidentiality and relationship boundaries. The role can be flexible around your other commitments, but we ask that you are reliable and punctual for our veterans. You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering.