Bromley, Greater London
Voluntary
Job description

Can you help our older veteran get out and about once a week? She enjoys shopping, coffees, lunches or even museums such as the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum.

This high spirits old lady is looking for a friendly, empathetic and patient driver volunteer with own car to make outings easier.

Our veteran lives in a ground floor flat within extra care housing, she uses a walking stick, but for long distances may need a wheelchair and a volunteer’s help to push.

And what about her National Service? This member joined the RAF, underwent basic training in Manchester and became a Plotter at RAF West Drayton. After that, she was posted to RAF Feltwell in Norfolk for the remainder of her service.

If you think you can make the difference in our veteran’s life by visiting her once a week (not on Wednesdays or Saturdays), 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.

Posted on: 24 January 2020
Closed date: 06 February 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work