Meet our volunteers

Callum Roff
Callum Roff Volunteer

Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and experience, supporting Blind Veterans UK  in a variety of ways.

We like to take the opportunity to showcase what our volunteers do and how much they get out of their experience with us. We hope this will encourage more people to think about joining our team of volunteers.


Meet some of our volunteers and find out what they say about their experiences:

 

 


Callum Roff

Callum came to volunteer at Blind Veterans UK through his school's Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme when he was 16 in July 2010. After leaving school he went to college where he currently studying Gaming Design. He volunteers two evenings a week assisting the permanent resident veterans in the Bingo and Bar Quiz evenings. His experience at Blind Veterans UK has made him consider a career in Care and wants to get more involved with different activities when he becomes 18. Callum is also an Army Cadet, spending the rest of his free time taking part in adventure activities with his local group.

He enjoys his time when he is at Blind Veterans UK and feels he has gained a lot of experience which has given him confidence and understanding of working with people with disabilities. He now sees many of the resident veterans as friends and gets pleasure from sharing stories and listening to their life experiences.


 Callum Roff and Clifford

 

Pat Smith

Pat's husband Jim was supported by Blind Veterans UK and when he died Pat wanted to give something back to the place where Jim was very happy and where she had many good memories.

She enjoys talking to the veterans in the lounge and helps out in the art and craft workshop on a Tuesday afternoon. It helps her not sitting at home on her own and she feels she can help others while she is at the centre.

 Pat Smith

 

Claire Wylie

On March this year Claire was awarded the title of Volunteer of the Year at the annual Founders Day Awards ceremony at the Llandudno centre in North Wales.

She was nominated because she is very involved in supporting Blind Veterans UK through fundraising at various events in the evenings and weekends. It was felt that she can always be relied on to provide exceptional support, utilising her expertise for our benefit.  She always comes up with useful suggestions and is always willing to go the extra mile in providing resources, contacts, and ideas. Her input is always invaluable and ensures a successful event.

Claire Wylie

 

 

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