Home Visitor Selby

Can you spare a few hours a week to brighten someone’s day? Our veteran would like someone to visit for a cuppa and possibly go out and about in the local area.

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. 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.

Skills or experience required?:

Volunteers need to be able to travel independently to and from our veteran’s home, willingness to drive and access to a car would be of an advantage. All agreed out of pocket expenses such as travel costs will be met by Blind Veterans UK.

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS), Drivers licence, A car
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Advocacy, Befriending & buddying, Health & wellbeing, Armed Forces
Type(s) of cause supported: Disablity, Older people
Where is the opportunity located?: Selby
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: 2 hours per week - flexible arrangement
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: