This cheerful, sociable, active and fit 82 years old veteran would love to have someone to visit him for chats and to go out for walks with him and his guide dog. Does this sound like you?
This lovely man keeps his high spirits by listening his talking books, going to the local church club and to the West London Social Group, run by Blind Veterans UK.
Our member was raised in London and is surrounded by his supportive family.
And what about this veteran’s National Service? He joined the Royal Army Service Corps in 1956 and served in Aldershot, Blackpool and Perth in Scotland.
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 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. As 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.