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Volunteer Caseworker - North West Area

ASARSS - Blackpool

Looking at making a real difference in your local community? 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.

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS BASED IN THE NORTH WEST, SO PLEASE APPLY IF YOU LIVE IN THIS AREA.

Why volunteer with SSAFA? • Three-day training course for new caseworkers. Your trainer will guide your group of like-minded volunteers through everything you need to know to get started as a SSAFA caseworker all expenses paid • Some short on-line training modules to complete at home and access to a range of e-learning courses • Local induction and gatherings for caseworkers to meet and share ideas • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses • Support people in your community with a military background • Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others • Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews • Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression! Caseworkers visit clients to work 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 and more. If you want to volunteer some time in your local community we want to hear from you. This organisation supports the Volunteer Charter’

What skills do I need?

Talking to others,Listening

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening
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Register your interest
  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Disability
  • Men
  • Social care
  • Veterans & Armed Forces
  • Women
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Administration
  • Befriending
  • Mentoring
  • Providing advice
  • Support work

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