Connections for Life for Royal Air Forces Association

Role Type: Regular
Categories: Supporting people

What would I be doing?

- Providing regular social interaction and support to members of the RAF community via telephone contact
- Checking on a beneficiaries welfare and alerting them to available support if needed
- Relaying any concerns to their Connections Coordinator
- Regularly submitting an activity log summarising their interactions so we can make sure everyone is receiving the help they need

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a wide variety of skills, including listening and communication skills, building relationships with a wide variety of people, research skills (depending on the beneficiary’s requirements, volunteers may research ways to integrate beneficiaries into the local community or local groups who may be able to offer support)

What skills do I need?

- Patience and empathy, with the ability to build a rapport with others and put them at ease, through a friendly and sensitive approach
- Good listener and communicator
- Reliable and dependable, with the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries
- Volunteers should also be able to work confidentially, in a non-judgemental manner and in line with the RAF Association Volunteer Agreement

Connections Volunteers will also need access to a computer and the internet. This is to allow volunteers to access the required training, which is available online, and to access and submit activity reports via the Connections For Life online portal.

About Royal Air Forces Association

For over 90 years, the RAF Association have championed a simple belief – that no member of the RAF community should ever be left without the help that they need.

Not since WWII has the RAF been so constantly deployed on global operations – and across the generations, the need for support is becoming ever more complex. Demand for our services is therefore increasing significantly.

For the sake of everyone who needs our help, we must continue to evolve and innovate to meet these new challenges and remain at the leading edge of service provision. We must champion the best interests of the RAF community more strongly than ever before.

Only then can we be sure that every member of our RAF community is receiving the support they need and deserve.

Recruitment and training details:

This role requires you to go through an application form. All training will be provided so volunteers will be well prepared to take on the volunteer role. Connections Volunteers are required to undertake an online training course, which can take around 2 hours and can be completed at a time to suit the volunteer. The training course is certified by AIM, and carries the Investing In Your Future.

This is a long term opportunity
This opportunity is not suitable for under 18s.

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Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

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