The LA are delighted to announce that our volunteer peer-to-peer mentoring service has officially re-launched today on the LA’s 38th birthday! 

The Volunteer Visitor (VV) service has been supporting amputees through 1:1 peer support for over 20 years.

Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, we have now been able to further develop and expand the programme to support more amputees across the UK.

Our relaunched VV programme has a robust recruitment and training process which ensures that all volunteers feel fully prepared and supported. Our Volunteer Visitors offer empathy, support, and practical advice both pre- and post-amputation, on the phone or via our virtual platform.

Volunteers are vital to the success of our peer support service, and we are incredibly grateful to every volunteer who has taken the time to join our team of Volunteer Visitors.

Our aim to ensure every amputee, who would like to, can access peer support so that no amputee need cope alone – thanks to the many new volunteers joining our team we can now provide more 1:1 peer support than ever before. Our volunteers can share their experience on topics such as the rehabilitation pathway, limb care, and practical advice on day-to-day life with limb loss. 

`` The thing I enjoy most about being a Volunteer Visitor is the instant connection and understanding that you share with the person you speak to. I love nothing more than to support and signpost and see each individual’s journey and progress. A problem shared is a problem halved! ``

Tracy – Volunteer Visitor

Would you like to speak with one of our Volunteer Visitors?

You can complete a referral to request a visit through our dedicated Volunteer Visitor page.

Alternatively, please contact our friendly helpdesk team to arrange a call or virtual visit with one of our Volunteer Visitors: 0800 644 0185

Would you like to be a Volunteer Visitor?  

If you are over 18, at least two years post-amputation, and are willing to listen to and support fellow amputees, you could make a positive impact on someone’s life.  Please contact us at to find out more about joining our wonderful team of Volunteer Visitors or visit our dedicated ‘How to become a Volunteer Visitor’ webpage.