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Monday, 8 August 2016

Leuchars Station SSAFA in service volunteers

Would you like to be a SSAFA in service volunteer?

If sufficient numbers interested we may have a course here at Leuchars in September.

SSAFA, formally known at the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, provides lifelong support to those who have served in the military and their families.  Changes in the needs of client’s means that SSAFA are looking for new volunteers to ensure that those who need help are properly supported.  This rewarding role is an opportunity to offer your time and expertise to benefit those in your community, as well as to develop new skills and meet some inspirational people.
Community volunteers are carefully selected, undergo mandatory training arranged by Central Office and work to a strict code of confidentiality. They report to the community volunteer coordinator, who allocates work and organises training. Duties include the following functions and responsibilities.

•             Practical support such as providing transport to local hospitals and elsewhere.
•             Visiting isolated and lonely families when the spouse is deployed.
•             Supporting the bereaved and helping estranged families.
•             Befriending those who need someone to listen and when necessary putting them in touch with an appropriate agency.
•             Advice to newlyweds, who may be unfamiliar with service life.
•             Assistance to those leaving the Armed Forces, who may be anxious about resettlement into civilian life.

To find out more about becoming an in service volunteer with SSAFA, collect a volunteer application pack from Vron at the HIVE.

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