Forces Families Jobs: Volunteering opportunities
Volunteering can mean many things to many people. With the mobile lifestyle that life connected to the Armed Forces can bring, the right match in finding a volunteering role can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career.
If it’s a step into a new career you are looking for, volunteering can help you gain experience in your area of interest and meet people in the field. Indeed, many who have been furloughed during COVID-19 have been volunteering their skills with other organisations and charities. All aimed at helping add resource and skills elsewhere, which in turn can only enhance your CV.
Even if you’re not planning on changing careers, volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice important skills used in the workplace, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, task management and organisation.
Benefits of volunteering
Giving to others can improve your quality of life and self-esteem. It can help to maintain your mental and physical health and reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated and provide a sense of purpose.
Search for volunteering roles through the Quick Job Search (tick box on Job Type).
Explore volunteering roles available with some of our registered employers:
- The Royal Air Forces Association (allows an area search)
- The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
- The Royal British Legion
- The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity
- Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
This story comes to you as part of the RAF FF’s themed month of June for all things relating to employment and training. As well as our online reference section, you can keep yourself up to date with the information and advice – available by signing up to our (free) weekly eBulletin and/or quarterly Envoy magazine.