Blind Veterans UK

Outings Companion-Godalming-To the Pub

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our RAF veteran in Godalming. After a career in banking, our veteran has travelled the world, extensively. He enjoys sharing his experiences with others and would like to have a volunteer to chat with about their own travels, or even sports, while going to the local pub for a meal.

We are committed to supporting our blind veterans no matter where they are. Our community outings are our blind veterans' chance to get together, meet other blind veterans and have a great day out. They provide crucial social interaction for our veterans who can’t reach our centres and can sometimes feel isolated or lonely. Our outings volunteers are there to make sure everything runs smoothly and ensure that all our blind veterans can get involved with all parts of the day. This could be helping people on and off transport, guiding a veteran to help them orientate themselves or providing descriptions of things or events where they may not be able to see. For this role, we are looking for volunteers who aren’t afraid to get stuck in, and even learn new skills themselves.

Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and understand the importance of 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.

REF: 73119