“You’ve got the skills. We’ve got the opportunities. All we need is you to volunteer.”
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is seeking volunteers for a variety of rewarding roles to help support the local Armed Forces community.
SSAFA provides financial, practical, and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans, and military families across the UK and worldwide.
All backgrounds and experiences are welcomed to volunteer, and a military background is not essential. SSAFA promotes inclusivity and diversity and would encourage anyone to consider volunteering for the opportunity to inspire and guide others with the wisdom and perspective you have in life.
The volunteer roles are varied, flexible and very rewarding, giving back to those that have served. Previous experience is not necessary as training will be provided.
Retired BT Manager, Eric Smith, is Chairman of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan branch of SSAFA. Though he does not have direct experience of being in the military, he was inspired to join because of his son who served in the Territorial Army.
“I’m very proud of the work that SSAFA does. It’s just the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing something worthwhile instead of twiddling your thumbs or looking for your next holiday. You’re doing something useful. Once you’ve given up work, it can be difficult to get a focus. But this is a wonderful focus, because you’re doing good in the world, and that’s quite something these days, knowing you’ve helped people. That’s the real key, for me. Anyone thinking about volunteering for SSAFA, give it a try. There are different roles you can do which will suit you and your lifestyle, so I would always say go for it.”
Everyone who offers their time to volunteer with SSAFA makes a huge difference.
SSAFA needs your skills to continue making a lasting difference to the lives of serving personnel, veterans and their families.
To find out more about a volunteering role that will value your talents visit: ssafa.org.uk/volunteer