Our group of Royal Marine Association Support Volunteers (RMASV) are trained volunteers. They provide both practical help and emotional support to the RM veteran community in a variety of ways – it could be a vitally important regular friendly chat at home or on the telephone to ease social isolation and build a sense of camaraderie and belonging; or practical, day-to-day help such as lifts to hospital and medical appointments or help with form filling. RMASV’s are part of the Health & Wellbeing Team and are our eyes and ears out in the veteran community. Volunteers need to be comfortable with using a computer/laptop as an essential part of the role is to keep records of contacts with beneficiaries and communicate with the team and others via e-mail.
Royal Marine Association Support Volunteers
A former Royal Marine presently living in Canada approach and old oppo of his, who happened to be an RMASV, about the concerns he had for his son who was living in Scotland.
Due to the nature of this vitally important role anyone wishing to volunteer must complete an initial two-day training course (held at the Sir Gordon Messenger Centre, CTCRM).