Volunteer Befriender/Group Helper (Falkirk)

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Location: Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire

Support and supervision from: Outreach Worker

Time Commitment (Hours): Three to six hours per week

Contact Phone: 0131 446 3154

Closing Date: 01/06/2020

Job Summary

We’re looking for friendly volunteer with good people skills to befriend our members, who are all veterans with sight loss, and take part in a wide range of activities with them. You will help us to improve our members’ quality of life and play a vital role in easing isolation.

What's Involved:

  • Supporting members to participate in Scottish War Blinded activities
  • To work alone and/or within a group setting to assist, support and accompany veterans who have a visual impairment.
  • If you’re able to drive and have your own car, you could help allow members who have not been able to attend to do so. However, this is not a requirement.

 

What does Scottish War Blinded do?

Scottish War Blinded provides free support to veterans living with significant sight loss across Scotland, and is here to help all veterans regain independence after sight loss.

By giving a little of your time and by sharing your skills, you will be part of one of Scotland’s leading veterans’ charities.

What team will you be supporting and what do they do?

The successful volunteer will be supporting the Scottish War Blinded Outreach Team which is dedicated to providing advice and information, equipment and social opportunities to veterans with a sight loss with the aim of aiding independent living and improving quality of life.

Volunteers should meet the following criteria

Essential

  • To have good communication skills and ability to facilitate conversation and interaction with a group setting.
  • To have some experience, understanding and knowledge of older people.
  • To have a caring empathetic nature, an attitude which encourages independence, ability to use life experiences and initiative to minimise risk and promote a friendly companionship.

Desirable

  • It would be desirable for applicants to be able to drive and have their own car.
  • If applicants are willing to use their own car, it would need to be insured and their insurance would have to allow for use as a volunteer driver.

Support for volunteers

  • Structured induction and training
  • Ongoing support and supervision from Volunteer Development Manager
  • Ongoing support and supervision from your volunteer supervisor
  • Access to further training
  • Travel expenses
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