Why volunteer?

As a Legion volunteer, you could be helping those in need from the Armed Forces community or helping everyone in our nation understand the importance of Remembrance so that sacrifices are never forgotten.

Who you could help

An estimated 6.6 million members of the Armed Forces community live in the UK. Those of working age are more likely than the general population to:

  • Be out of work
  • Experience financial problems
  • Have unpaid caring responsibilities
  • Suffer from health issues that limit their activity

The Royal British Legion aims to provide lifelong support to this community in a variety of ways, from physical rehabilitation to employment assistance. Take a look at the full range of support services we offer, or read the stories of some of those we have helped.

We’re working hard to meet the needs of veterans, Service people and their dependants, but we need you to help us!

What's in it for you?

Aside from the knowledge that you're making a huge difference to the lives of those in need from the Armed Forces community, volunteering with the Legion can benefit you in many ways:

  • Learn new or improve existing skills
  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Get involved in your local community
  • Increase confidence and self-esteem
  • Gain experience in volunteering for a successful, national charity for your CV

Take a look at our wide range of volunteering roles and see what suits you, whether it's working directly with our beneficiaries in their home, or providing admin support in one of our Pop In Centres.

For a comprehensive overview of all the key services provided by The Royal British Legion, and an insight into life as a Legion volunteer, take a look at The Royal British Legion Volunteers Induction Training.

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