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Do your bit to support the armed services and their families

Support volunteers needed for Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA) in RG30

SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity is seeking volunteer Caseworkers in Reading.

Caseworkers provide social and welfare assistance to those who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces and their families. Volunteer Caseworkers offer practical, emotional and financial support to meet individual needs.

Caseworkers visit people in their own homes to help assess the needs of those seeking support from SSAFA. Caseworkers then approach service and civilian charities, identified through our extensive database and in discussion with fellow Caseworkers, allowing access to funds for individuals in appropriate circumstances.

The requests for help we receive are very diverse, from access to funds to buy new furniture to sourcing start-up money to launch a enterprise, so there is plenty of variety in the role.

Good people skills are essential and a knowledge of IT will be useful.

Interested? Take a look at how people just like you are doing their bit to support the services in communities across the UK HERE.

Contact person firstname
Jack Castle, Berkshire Secretary
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01635 253 537
Location address line 1
Brock Barracks
Line 2
Oxford Road
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG30 1HW

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Location description
Visiting in the Reading area and working from our office and at home.
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Tue AMThu AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
The role is very flexible with visits arranged at a time to suit and some
follow-up work can be completed at home.

The office is open on Tuesday and Thursday a.m. Attendance at the office is not essential, but most case-workers appreciate the opportunity to exchange views with other case-workers.
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Happy to work soloGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction in the Reading office. 3 day Training Course in the London office. Once trained you will work alongside an experienced caseworker whilst you find your feet.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From leader and other volunteer case workers.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses.
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
20
Maximum age
75
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
4
Opportunity added on
16 March 2017