Connections For Life Volunteer

As part of the organisation, our Connections Volunteers offer the vital connection and support our beneficiaries need. In the role of a Connections Volunteer, you will help support a lonely individual via regular telephone calls.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• Providing regular social interaction and support to the RAF Community via telephone
• Relaying any concerns to your Connections Coordinator
• Regularly submitting an activity log summarising your interactions so we can make sure everyone is receiving the help they need

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training
Skill and Qualifications Required:

• Patience
• Empathy
• Good listener
• Ability to maintain boundaries

Areas of Interest: Older people, Veterans and Armed Forces
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Home, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility, Short term commitment, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: The volunteering location is not accessible

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Royal Air Forces Association
Organisation Profile: The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a member-led, registered welfare charity that provides welfare support to Serving and Ex-Serving RAF personnel and their families. Much of our work is funded by the generosity of our members, donors and supporters and through vital donations from the public to the Wings Appeal. A significant proportion of our work is undertaken by those who volunteer for the charity. Volunteers provide visits to members of the RAF family to help combat loneliness, provide information on our Wings Breaks Hotels or to help them make financial applications in times of hardship. Volunteers help us fundraise by setting up collections, attending events and raising our profile. Volunteers edit sound effects into stories for young children, read by their parents who are away on deployment and they support us in many tasks throughout our branch network across the world. The RAF Association is always looking for people to join us as a member or volunteer and we extend this invitation to you.
Charity number: 226686 (England & Wales) - SC037673 (Scotland)