CYPRUS

SSAFA'S COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS AIM TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIVE FOR ENTITILED SERVING PERSONNEL AND THEIR FAMILIES. OUR TRAINED VOLUNTEERS OFFER FRIENDSHIP, PRACTICAL HELP AND SUPPORT IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING LONELINESS, ISOLATION, BEREAVEMENT, OTHER DIFFICULT ISSUES OR CHALLENGES.


WHO ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS?

The Community Volunteer Scheme consists of Volunteers who are selected for the qualities they have as individuals. They are recruited from serving personnel, dependants, and the expatriate community, many having had previous military service or held relevant professional positions in their previous careers.

The Volunteers work in support of SSAFA Cyprus Health and Social Care ‘Professional’ staff and contribute support as appropriate locally to the British Forces Cyprus service community with identified needs. They consistently demonstrate a full commitment to their roles within the Scheme and all the work they undertake is strictly confidential.

Volunteers are recruited in accordance with established SSAFA Policies and Procedures including the individual qualities sought by the Scheme and within the attributes and capabilities of what the volunteer can offer the Scheme. Volunteers are subject to strict security checks and vetting including a Disclosure and Barring check.

Volunteers receive appropriate training as required by SSAFA together with additional on-going training such as Safeguarding etc.

HOW DO I ASK FOR SUPPORT?

If you would like support you can;

  • Self refer by contacting the Community Volunteer Coordinator direct
  • Via a Health Professional
  • Via a Unit Welfare Office
  • Contact the SSAFA Social Work Service

All referrals will be dealt within SSAFA’s strict Confidentiality Procedures.

 

HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER?

If you would like to become a Community Volunteer or want to know more about the work of the Community Volunteer Scheme please contact the Community Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Get in touch with Ann McDougall, Community Volunteer Coordinator

Tel        +357 2596 3908 / mil 3908
           +357 9961 8079


Office   Top Floor, E Block, Episkopi, BFPO 53

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