Published: 29/04/2014 08:00 - Updated: 28/04/2014 15:51

Wellbeing volunteers sought for veterans

A SCOTTISH veterans’ charity has announced a new volunteer post that will support ex-servicemen and women living in Moray.

Could you help local veterans?
Could you help local veterans?

The Royal British Legion Scotland, the largest veterans’ membership charity in the country, is recruiting three Wellbeing Co-ordinators as part of a new wellbeing service to support ex-servicemen and women living in communities across Scotland.

The charity is looking for two volunteer co-ordinators who would be a first point of contact for veterans living in Moray, Aberdeen, Angus and Inverness and the surrounding areas. The wellbeing service aims to help veterans make the transition from military to civilian life.

Kevin Gray, CEO of the Royal British Legion Scotland, said: "We are looking for two enthusiastic volunteers who have a service background to oversee our new Wellbeing Service locally and help improve the lives of veterans living in their local community."

"For 93 years we have been here for veterans and our new service will strengthen the support we can give. The service is available to ex-servicemen and women whether they left service yesterday or 50 years ago."

The wellbeing service will act as a landing pad for veterans alongside the charity’s comradeship activities and existing welfare and pensions support services.

The Volunteer Wellbeing Co-ordinators will oversee a team that provides friendship and support veterans as well as helping link them into local services they need such as housing, employment and health. They will also work with other local services and charities to make sure the best level of advice, information and support is provided.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, May 1. For more information about the post and how to apply visit www.rblscotland.com

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