Would you like to support AFF’s work with Army families? Our volunteer programme offers a variety of roles. Rachel Fallows, AFF Volunteer Manager tells us about our latest initiative…


Local publicity volunteer 

We’re looking for people who are out and about in their local community; it might be at a toddler group, a book club, fitness sessions or military wives choir.

All we’ll ask you to do is help distribute our publicity material and this year, promote AFF’s Big Debate to encourage families to attend.

Not for you? Don’t worry AFF has lots of different roles to suit your location, time commitments and interests such as our internet-based publication feedback group which can be joined from anywhere in the world.

Alternatively you may wish to be involved on a more local basis by representing AFF at our events.

For lots more information, visit www.aff.org.uk/volunteer and find your volunteer role today.

Case study: Volunteer minute-taker Natalie Sutton (pictured above) explains what her role entails…

“I attend the AFF trustee meetings, record comments and write up minutes for their records. My role gives the trustees and AFF the confidence that their ideas and observations are a true and accurate account of what was said and can be used for future reference. 

“I have received the warmest of welcomes since I started earlier this year. As an Army wife, I was familiar with the work AFF does for Army families and I see volunteering as an opportunity to use some of my experience. It has enabled me to develop new skills and rediscover old ones after a career break. Being able to demonstrate reliability, responsibility and note-taking skills will be good attributes for future employers. 

“I spotted and applied for a role on the AFF volunteer website that looked exciting and which I felt I was well suited to and which fitted in with my other commitments. I am so glad that I did, as I feel I’m doing a valuable role but also gaining a huge amount personally. I recommend AFF to anyone thinking of volunteering.”

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