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About our Visitors

Provide friendly support and a listening ear for our Forces

For more information call our Volunteer team on 0845 658 1167 or send us an online enquiry.

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Becoming a Visitor for SSAFA is special because you get to see first hand the difference you make to people’s lives.

About the role

We are looking for Visitors to provide friendly support and a listening ear to members of the Armed Forces community and their families in their local area, such as a visit to someone in their home or care establishment for a cup of tea. As well as being good company, you’ll be looking out for any clients who might need further support from us and alert other volunteers in your team. You’ll also help out with fundraising and increasing awareness of SSAFA in your area.

Becoming a Visitor for SSAFA is special because you get to see first hand the difference you make to people’s lives. You’ll use your local knowledge and expertise to benefit those in your community, while you develop new skills and meet some inspirational people.

Who we're looking for

All our visitors receive local induction training about SSAFA .

You do not need a Forces background to volunteer with us. Most importantly, we are looking for volunteers who will listen sensitively and treat people with respect at all times. We also welcome people who have:

  • Willingness to develop new skills and train for new things
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to work in a team and support others
  • Ability to work within our Volunteer Policy and Code of Conduct
  • Ability to work confidentially
  • A driver’s licence (for some geographical areas).
How to apply

Contact us to find out about opportunities to become a Visitor in your local area.

Our recruitment process includes interviews and a reference check.

Contact us about volunteering

The information you provide will be used to create a personal record on our database if your application to become a SSAFA volunteer is successful. It will not be used for any other purpose or shared with any other organisation; all data collected from unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed as soon as it is no longer needed. SSAFA complies with the Data Protection Act 1998.