RMA – The Royal Marines Charity is celebrating the difference volunteers make to their organisation and thanking them for all their time and dedication during this year’s Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June. 

Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thanks for the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. Join us this year to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make. 

Volunteers at the 2019 Royal Marines Commando Challenge.

Volunteers are the bedrock of our family. 

Our group of Royal Marine Support Network Officers (RMSNO) are trained volunteers able to provide both practical help and emotional support to the RM veteran community in a variety of ways; from a vitally important regular friendly chat at home or on the telephone to ease social isolation and build a sense of camaraderie and belonging, to practical help with lifts to hospital and medical appointments.

RMSNO are part of the Health & Wellbeing Team and are our eyes and ears out in the veteran community. Learn more about them here.

The week is also a chance to showcase the range of volunteering opportunities on offer. As we emerge from Covid, our physical events will return to the calendar. 

We have volunteers that help in a number of ways, from helping at events (we have a lot), arranging their own fundraising events, collection pots, helping in the offices either in Portsmouth or Devon and more! The list is endless, and we would love you to get involved. 

We really wouldn’t be able to offer as much help and support or to be able to do as much fundraising if we didn’t have the amazing volunteers who dedicate so much time and enthusiasm.  

Lucy Butcher, Fundraising & Volunteer Manager

“People volunteer with us for a number of reasons, whether its Veterans or their families, students who want to gain some experience, a parent who has some time to spare when the children start school, whatever the reason, we really do appreciate everything that all our volunteers help with.  There are always ways for people to get involved, and it’s a great way to learn new skills whilst making new friends and having fun!”

If you have some time to spare and would like to help a charity that aims to improve the lives of both serving and veteran Royal Marines, and their families, then we want to hear from you. 

For more information or to arrange informal chat, then please email volunteers@rma-trmc.org