Armed forces charity SSAFA is seeking volunteers in Cheshire to help in a range of roles.

SSAFA provides financial, practical and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans and military families across the UK and worldwide.

The Covid-19 outbreak and pandemic has had a huge impact on the armed forces community, with many more seeking help than ever before and SSAFA's network of more than 5,000 volunteers are crucial in supporting those hit hardest by the pandemic.

The Cheshire SSAFA branch is in need of a range of volunteer roles, such as a branch secretary and branch treasurer.

The branch secretary will manage the branch and provide support to all volunteers, as well as oversee casework and ensure clients are getting the best possible support.

Meanwhile the branch treasurer plays a key role encompassing book keeping and financial administration.

An SSAFA spokesperson said training would be provided to any volunteers.

"Our network of trained volunteers are at the heart of our work," they said. "Our volunteers are more important now than ever as we face even more challenges, both physically and financially, and continue to support those who need our help.

"The roles are varied, flexible and very rewarding, giving back to those that have served.

"Previous experience isn't necessary as training will be provided.

"All backgrounds and experiences are welcomed, and a military background is not essential.

"Everyone who offers their time to volunteer with SSAFA makes a huge difference."

If you are interested in volunteering for SSAFA, please contact your local branch on 0300 365 1885 or visit