Job description

An active man, our 60 year old veteran used to be a volunteer at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and he still volunteers at Sutton Vision.  

He would like to meet a befriender to go out and about for walks or to go to the pub, and also to have chats at his home.

This member has lots of stories to share about his time at the Royal Navy College, when he served in the USA and also in Newcastle.

After leaving the Military Service, this veteran spent most of his civilian life working with Sales and in the Financial Industry.

If you think you can make the difference in his life, we look forward to hearing from you.     

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.

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Posted on: 18 November 2019
Closing date: 16 February 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work
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