Volunteer Home Visitor (Astronomy)

Blind Veterans UK

Volunteer Role 1 month Cottenham, Cambridge, UK

Uploaded 26 Apr 2019

Job Description

Our Veteran is an astronomy enthusiast and would love someone with the same interest to visit and chat about their mutual interest. He has travelled all over the world in his career and would really benefit from a chatty, outgoing person to visit for a cup of tea and a chat.

Can you spare a couple of hours a week to brighten someone’s day?

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 to our veterans. 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. 

Person Specification

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.