Offer training and work opportunities

Volunteer Plymouth offer people #trainingandworkopps

The transition from army life to civilian life can be full of challenges and many feel anxiety about what the futures holds. Finding a job is an essential first step but can be a stressful and isolating experience.

Volunteering can give people confidence when applying for work positions, and many employers look favourably on applicants who have gained skills from volunteering. Volunteer Plymouth offers a range of local volunteering opportunities enabling ex-service personnel and their families to explore what employment suits them and increase the likelihood of them being short-listed when applying for work. Volunteering with local community organisations and charities provides individuals with the chance to use their wealth of knowledge and expertise, or gain new skills.

"If it wasn't for Volunteer Plymouth giving me the support I needed I wouldn't be where I am today. Volunteering has given me a part of my life back which I never thought I'd get."

Royal British Legion Plymouth Drake Foundation 

“The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921 to give support, advice and guidance to the Armed Forces community and enable them to access the support they need. Although we are a national charity with strong local roots we acknowledge that working with Devon Community Foundation strengthens our effectiveness within the community. With their deep local knowledge and expertise they are perfectly positioned to assist us in achieving our goals, thus enabling us to make a real difference to the lives of anyone who is, or has served, in the Armed Forces together with their families who find themselves in need.”

20,000

servicemen and women leave the services and return to civilian life each year

£61,439

distributed in 2015 by DCF to groups that offered training and work opportunities

1,069

people increased their skills & knowledge
#thedifferencewemake