Burning ambition

Army spouse Sophie Hodgson had always wanted to help people but could never put her finger on precisely how. That changed when she turned up the heat on her interest to join the fire service. “I first applied ...

The value of volunteering

For our young people, making a positive difference in their community can boost confidence, expand social circles, enhance life skills and future employability, and – importantly – also bridge the gap between s...

Helping your community

Esther Thomas, AFF’s Regional Manager Overseas, often receives questions about employment prospects for families in overseas locations. Here she gives her advice on what you can do if paid employment isn’t an o...

The gift of time

Here is the second part of our volunteering story from the summer edition of Army&You. We spoke to Liz and Nicola to find out where they've been making a difference in their overseas communities… Liz volun...

The gift of time

Volunteering can mean many things to many people. We caught up with some of you to find out where in the world you’ve been making a difference… Lindsay Lindsay has had several volunteer roles including: Fe...

Akrotiri Volunteer Army

More than 60 partners and personnel from RAF Akrotiri have been providing vital support to military sections across the Station during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team from the community have been assisting in ...

SSAFA volunteer’s service rewarded

SSAFA volunteer Bridgette Nulty, 67, has received a Commendation from General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1(UK) Division, British Forces Germany. Major General James Chiswell CBE MC presented Bridgette with her...

Volunteering: Do a good thing

DO you know someone aged 14-25? Be inspired by vInspired, a charity helping young people to get involved in good causes and improve their skills, confidence and employability. Whether a first-timer or vetera...