CHESHIRE branch of SSAFA Forces Help says it is struggling to cope with the numbers of serving and ex-service men, women and families, coming forward for assistance.
It has therefore put out a call for volunteers in Ellesmere Port and Neston.
Full training is given for new recruits and friendly experienced volunteers are on hand to help anyone interested in joining.
You do not need a military background to become a volunteer and all expenses are also reimbursed.
Volunteer caseworkers visit people in their homes and assist them with practical, financial or emotional difficulties.
Those visited range from people in the families of active servicemen or women, reservists and the Territorial Army, to elderly war veterans or their widows facing hardship.
Volunteers can also take on other roles such as visitors, secretaries, treasurers or help with fundraising or publicity.
A branch spokesman said: “The rewards of volunteering for SSAFA Forces Help are reaped by all. The volunteer adds to their life and skills, the people they assist gain from their help and the community as a whole improves.”
If you have a few hours to spare each week and would like to help, please contact Al McDicken, chairman of SSAFA Forces Help Cheshire on 01625 616605, or e-mail Cheshire@ssafa.org.uk