SSAFA Volunteer Caseworkers - London South West

Job Description

The London South West branch of SSAFA- the Armed Forces charity is currently looking for Caseworkers in Croydon, Merton, Wandsworth, Richmond, Sutton and Kingston to join our amazing team of volunteers.

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 etc.
Volunteer Caseworkers are the lifeblood of SSAFA, supporting a growing number of people in need of financial, practical and emotional support.

Key role responsibilities
Contacting clients and arranging to meet them at a mutually convenient time
Meeting 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)

Please feel free to email londonsw.branch@ssafa.org.uk if you wish to talk to one of our volunteers in the branch to find out a bit more about the work we do and how you are best suited to help.