Volunteer to help UK Armed Forces with SSAFA

Volunteer with us

Support our Forces in your local community.

Volunteers are at the heart of our work with the Armed Forces family. Meet inspiring people, gain some confidence and learn new skills as part of our volunteer network across the UK and on military bases around the world.

Volunteer in your community

Most of our volunteers support ex-service personnel and their dependents living in their community. If you live near a military base then you can also help our current Forces.

Two World War Two veterans

Support our Armed Forces family

Help veterans, serving soldiers and their families in your community

A woman serving in the RAF

Support serving families

Volunteer with service personnel and their families

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering in numbers

Volunteering in numbers


volunteers in the UK and around the world


branches and committees provide welfare support worldwide


people were helped by SSAFA's charitable services last year

Meet our volunteers

Meet the people who volunteer for SSAFA

Meet our volunteers

Our volunteers make a difference to our Armed Forces and veteran community every day. Meet some of our volunteers and find out what makes volunteering for SSAFA special.

Diane gives a hand to serving families

Training for volunteers

Our Welfare and Housing team has developed a series of online training videos to give volunteers additional training on topics that impact on the Forces community.