This chatty 79 years old veteran would love to have someone to teach him German not only because he likes it, but also to keep his mind stimulated, one afternoon a week. Does this sound like you?
He is very cheerful and social man who previously was a keen Fencing enthusiast and someone who loved driving and travelling generally.
Our member has a big family: 2 daughters, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. His wife is always around to assist him in and out of the house.
And what about this veteran’s National Service? He enlisted for a three-year short Service Commission, and after having left the Army our member remained within Accountancy and Business Consultancy for the rest of his working life.
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.