Military charities are focussed on attending to the needs of servicemen and women, both past and present. The charities run services that will support the physical and mental wellbeing of returning veterans, current military individuals and their families. There is help available in areas such as housing, children, health and social care and volunteers are needed across them all.
If you’re passionate about giving back to the brave service people that have protected our country and its civil liberties, then browse the opportunities below to find the role that best suits you. Military volunteering opportunities range from fundraising in supermarkets to helping families create keepsakes that can be sent to serving men and women.
Roles that involve working directly with military personnel and their families usually require a minimum commitment of a few hours on a regular basis to ensure continuity of care.
What sort of roles are available?
Voluntary case workers typically work with former servicemen to assess their needs and ensure they have access to the correct services, for example counselling. You will work one-on-one with clients in a rewarding role where you get to see first hand the positive impact you are having on their lives. You will also assess clients’ overall situation e.g. their living conditions, and decide whether they need extra support in these areas. For example, a charity might offer to pay for a fresh coat of paint in a clients’ home to help lift their morale.
SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity) recruit voluntary case workers frequently.