Volunteer with Blind Veterans UK ‘s National Support Service

Published: 24 June 2021

Blind Veterans UK has successfully introduced the National Support Service in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. Telephone support, including remote social groups have been delivered to blind veterans by volunteers throughout the community and the UK.

Linking blind veterans up with volunteer befrienders and other blind veterans has assisted to reduce social isolation, keeping veterans connected with each other during the difficult times and provide additional support to those who need it.

They are using remote means to help them comply with social distancing guidance. This may be through bringing veterans together in small telephone or online groups for chats, entertainment or to pursue hobbies; or by providing training and equipment so that they can get on with the things they want to do, such as developing IT skills, keeping fit or taking up a new interest.

If you would like to volunteer please see our website for their local opportunities at www.blindveterans.org.uk

If you have served UK Armed Forces, including National Service or the Reserves. Served during WWII in the Merchant Navy, or in Polish/Indian forces under British command and are registered blind or partially sighted then please get in contact for free support 0800 389 7979.

For further details, contact Sharon at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or email: volunteering@bavo.org.uk

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