Caseworkers for the Royal Air Forces Association - Dorchester
Royal Air Forces Association
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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.
A Caseworker is someone who carries out welfare work for the RAF Association. Welfare work is about making a visit and listening to an individual to assess their needs to find out how the Association can provide help and support to them. Support can include anything from helping put a client with a recent disability in touch with social services in order for them to put in an application for a downstairs wet room to putting in an application to the RAF Association for funding for a new kettle for a client who cannot afford to replace their broken one.
Good IT Skills
Caseworker volunteers need to be caring and empathetic, with the ability to build a rapport with others and put them at ease through a friendly and sensitive approach.
In addition Caseworker volunteers will need to have:
• Good IT Skills and access to the internet
• The ability to travel to a client’s home either using public transport or their own vehicle.
Volunteers should be able to work confidentially, in a non-judgmental manner and in line with the RAF Association Volunteer Agreement.
Advice, Information & Support,Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring
We welcome and/or have the resources to support: