SSAFA Visitor (Harris)

  • VO98521


Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don't need a military background just patience, and an ability to get on with people from different backgrounds and age groups. If so, this could be the role for you. SSAFA Visitors provide support to isolated people living at home or in residential care. Whilst a friendly chat about the old days over a cup of tea, playing cards, looking at old photo albums or military momentum is an important aspect of the role you will also be able to recognise any other support needs and explore how to link your client into their local community and arrange for a SSAFA caseworker to assess the client for other support needed. The essential part of the role is visiting the client. Whilst you will visit a client on a regular basis for a period you will not be developing a kind of relationship where you will provide personal care, handle money or support someone in an emergency. SSAFA can help clients to arrange other types of support if needed.

Organisation aims and objectives

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. Our teams of trained volunteers and employees provide practical, emotional and financial assistance to the Armed Forces community enabling them to thrive.










2-3 hours per week when necessary.

Frequency and commitment details

2-3 hours per week when necessary. 2-3 hours a week when required.


Experience required: Friendly and approachable people with good listening skills, patience and a cheerful atitude. Good spoken English. Ability to be respectful and non-judgemental with clients, their families, other agencies and SSAFA colleagues. Ability to keep within the boundaries of the role with regards to friendship, finances etc. Reliable atitude, contact clients promptly,and keep regular appointments. Maintain confidentiality,and keep information safe within SSAFA policies.
Travel details: A driving license and access to a vehicle or another form of transport to meet clients is essential.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Local induction. Volunteer Development Manager(per region) Training modules to complete at home, to allow you to keep up to date on how to keep clients, their families and personal information safe.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer