Helper

SSAFA Helpers provide support to local SSAFA branches so that the service to veterans and their families can run smoothly. Perhaps you could help out at an event, take care of some office admin or give a talk about SSAFA?

We have peak times throughout the year when we need extra volunteers. Whether you enjoy organising behind the scenes or being out meeting the public, we need people who can offer some time on a flexible basis

Why do we need you?

We have peak times throughout the year when we need extra volunteers. Whether you enjoy organising behind the scenes or being out meeting the public, we need people who can offer some time on a flexible basis.

When would you be needed and where would you be based?

This role will suit you if you are looking to volunteer on a flexible basis as and when you are available and we need extra help. You may be based in an office, at home, or out and about at events.

What can you gain from this volunteering role?

• Support people in your community with a military background

• Support and friendship from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community

• The experience that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews

• Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!

What about training and support?

• Local induction

• Training modules to complete at home, so you are up to date on how to keep clients, their families and personal information safe

• Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses

What are we looking for?

• Friendly and approachable people with a cheerful attitude

• Good spoken English

• ability to represent SSAFA and its values to potential clients, their families, other agencies, potential volunteers and potential funders

• ability to keep within the boundaries of the role with regards to safeguarding, giving advice etc.
• reliable attitude, keep appointments, update the branch regarding your availability

• ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely

• access to transport if needed for your role

• ability to provide two referees: former employers or other people that know you well (other than relatives)

Is a disclosure check required?

No.

How do I find out more?

  • Complete the volunteer application form below.
  • Call our friendly central Volunteer Team on 0800 032 5612. They can answer any general questions about volunteering and put you in touch with your local branch

How do we use your information?

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 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.  Please read our privacy policy for more information.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

SSAFA complies with the Equality Act 2010 and welcomes volunteers from all walks of life. For further details see our equality and diversity policy.

Referees

We have a few restrictions on who can act as a referee for you and your application:

  • The referee must have know you for at least two years - and you must still be in contact now.
  • The referee cannot be a member of your family.
  • The referee cannot live at the same address as you.

What you'll do

Key role responsibilities

  • Helping at public events by staffing stalls, stewarding etc
  • Helping to distribute Christmas hampers to clients
  • Giving talks about SSAFA to schools and local groups
  • Helping with office tasks like stuffing envelopes, ordering marketing materials

Application form

Address

Please provide us with your address by using our address lookup or by entering your address manually.

Referee 1

Referee 2