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  • Casework volunteer
    with SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO94892 - Created/last updated: 14/02/2024



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    About this opportunity:Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? Casework volunteers are the lifeblood of SSAFA, supporting a growing number of people in need of financial, practical and emotional support. Clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and may have served in WW2 or in a more recent conflict like Iraq or Afghanistan. Trained volunteers (see below for training provided) listen without judgement to assess and provide tailored support to help people navigate life in and beyond military service.
    Join your local SSAFA team to help them achieve this. You don't need a military background just the ability to listen with empathy and a non-judgemental attitude. You will need to be able to use IT to access and update our systems. Timings can be flexible dependent on volunteer and client's availability.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.

    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Out of pocket expenses are covered including mileage at 45p per mile.

    Experience required:Respectful and non-judgemental with clients, their family, other agencies and SSAFA colleagues Ability to send and receive emails; to make enquiries on behalf of clients by phone, email, letter or by filling in forms; to maintain boundaries with regards to friendship or giving advice Willingness to use SSAFA on-line case management system. Reliable and prompt, Good listening and communication skills including written and spoken English

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis is a home-based role with travel to clients across Fife with consideration given to your locality. Access to a car or public transport would be required.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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