Becoming a Visitor for SSAFA is special because you get to see first hand the difference you make to people’s lives.
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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.
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).
Contact us to find out about opportunities to become a Visitor in your local area.
Our recruitment process includes interviews and a reference check.