They were there for us in our darkest days. We must not fail them in theirs.

For over 90 years, the RAF Association has championed a simple belief – that no member of the RAF community should ever be left without the help that they need.

Not since WWII has the RAF been so constantly deployed on global operations – and across the generations, the need for support is becoming ever more complex. Demand for our services is therefore increasing significantly.

For the sake of everyone who needs our help, we must continue to evolve and innovate to meet these new challenges and remain at the leading edge of service provision. We must champion the best interests of the RAF community more strongly than ever before.

Only then can we be sure that every member of our RAF community is receiving the support they need and deserve.

For more than 90 years the RAF Association has been here for the RAF community, providing life-changing help and support to serving personnel, veterans and their families.

From their involvement with peacetime operations, to overseas deployments where they are separated from family and friends, the contribution of the RAF community to our society is significant. Whatever their need, we ensure that those who have given so much on our behalf are able to lead the dignified, fulfilled and independent lives they deserve.

As part of the RAF Association, our Connections Volunteers offer the vital connection and support our beneficiaries need. In this role, you will make a real difference by helping support a lonely individual via regular telephone calls.

Our Connections for Life service entails friendship telephone calls from volunteers to beneficiaries within the RAF community who maybe experiencing loneliness, adapting to life after service or just looking for a general chat.
We will provide you with all the necessary training so you can rest assured that you will have all the skills you need. As a Connections Volunteer, you will have the support of a dedicated coordinator as your point of contact.
A RAF or forces background is not essential, and we welcome applications from all areas of

Patience and Empathy
Friendly nature/rapport
Good listener
Ability to maintain boundaries