SSAFA Glasgow

Charity registered in Scotland SC038056


Current opportunities

From day one volunteers have been at the heart of SSAFA. This is as true today as 135 years ago. We simply could not reach as many people and make such a difference without their amazing support. Each and every volunteer is valuable and together they enable us to change the lives of those in need. By volunteering with SSAFA you become part of this history and join a unique network of staff and volunteers delivering help to the armed forces family whenever they need it. Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to listen, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If so, this could be the role for you. Could you help to raise vital funds for SSAFA in your local area? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to get on with all kinds of people and some occasional free time. What is a Fundraising volunteer? As part of a local team, our fundraisers represent SSAFA at events, and in public. The role includes helping at fayres, street collections, concerts, quizzes, raffles, sporting events etc. Why do we need you? SSAFA branches rely on regular charitable income to fund all the necessities behind our support for clients. This includes volunteer travel expenses, phone bills, publicity and grants for clients in urgent need. A varied programme of fundraising also keeps the SSAFA profile high in the local community, so everyone knows who we are and how we can help. When would you be needed and where would you be based? This role involves being out and about at public events and would suit someone looking to give the occasional day, half day or evening to support SSAFA when and where would be flexible to suit you. What would you be doing? Examples of tasks would include: •Being part of a team with collection/buckets tins at events, supermarkets, shopping centres, etc. •Acting as a marshal at a public event e.g. handing out water to runners, supervising parking etc. •Being part of a team running a stall at an event, Armed Forces Day, fayre, county show etc. •Helping with putting up posters, building gazebos, serving refreshments, packing/unpacking cars etc. •Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA, engaging people of all backgrounds and interests •Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.) Minimum time commitment is flexible.

From day one volunteers have been at the heart of SSAFA. This is as true today as 135 years ago. We simply could not reach as many people and make such a difference without their amazing support. Each and every volunteer is valuable and together they enable us to change the lives of those in need. By volunteering with SSAFA you become part of this history and join a unique network of staff and volunteers delivering help to the armed forces family whenever they need it. Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to listen, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If so, this could be the role for you. What is a caseworker? Caseworkers work with clients to figure out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc. Why do we need you? Volunteer Caseworkers 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. Our trained volunteers listen without judgement to assess and provide tailored support to help people navigate life in and beyond military service. We need you to join your local SSAFA team to help us achieve this. What does this role involve? •Contacting clients and arranging to meet them at a mutually convenient time either face-to-face or remotely •Liaising with clients and completing a form to assess their circumstances •Sign-posting clients onto local services providing specialist advice •Applying on the client’s behalf to military and non-military sources of charitable funding •Arranging for the purchase of goods and services •Keeping in touch with the client so they know how their case is progressing •Keeping in touch with your branch so they know your availability •Keeping up to date with training and SSAFA news so that you are best able to support clients •Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA remembering that anyone you meet could be a potential client, volunteer or fundraiser •Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.) Minimum time commitment is flexible.

From day one volunteers have been at the heart of SSAFA. This is as true today as 135 years ago. We simply could not reach as many people and make such a difference without their amazing support. Each and every volunteer is valuable and together they enable us to change the lives of those in need. By volunteering with SSAFA you become part of this history and join a unique network of staff and volunteers delivering help to the armed forces family whenever they need it. Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to listen, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If so, this could be the role for you. Could you coordinate local SSAFA services in your area? You don’t need a military background, just basic I.T and admin skills, the ability to get on with people and good written and spoken English. If so we’d love to h What is a Branch Secretary? There are SSAFA branches throughout the UK and overseas. These are divided into local areas that we call divisions. Each branch has a secretary to organise day-to-day activities. This is a key role involving administration and coordinating people. As the first point of contact for SSAFA in the area you will play a crucial part in promoting SSAFA locally, organising local events and ensuring the smooth running of SSAFA across the divisions in your branch. Why do we need you? We’ve been supporting the Armed Forces community for more than 130 years. Our clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and the number of people contacting us for help rises each year. In recognition of their service to the Nation we aim to provide financial, practical and emotional support when it’s needed most. To do this we need local branches and volunteers who can match clients to volunteers and keep things running smoothly behind the scenes. When would you be needed and where would you be based? This role is about coordination and administration. As part of your local branch you might have access to an office, but many volunteers are based at home. The role would suit someone looking to offer a regular time commitment each week. You would also need to organise and attend a number of regular meetings each year. What would you be doing? •Managing the branch office (if applicable) and providing support to all volunteers, especially new ones •Work with the branch Chairperson, treasurer and others to ensure smooth running of the branch •Accepting referrals and coordinating SSAFA caseworkers, visitors and helpers accordingly •Oversee all SSAFA casework across the branch ensuring clients get support that is effective and timely •Monitor volunteer numbers against the demand for support and recruit new volunteers as needed •Working with the local training officer to ensure all volunteers are kept up to date with the training and information they need •Build relationships with regional and central office staff to ensure an effective flow of information •Maintaining accurate records of volunteers and cases, submit accurate data to Central Office •Providing administration for an annual programme of meetings including an AGM, recording and implementing decisions •Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA remembering that anyone you meet could be a potential client, volunteer or fundraiser •Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.) Minimum time commitment is flexible.