Military veterans are at the heart of Active Plus and are key to our success. Most of the military veterans who join us have physical injuries or experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other forms of mental ill-health. They begin their Active Plus journey through our Volunteer Pathway, getting to know us, what we do and how we do it, working alongside their peers who have already learned the ropes and are now paid part-time instructors or full-time team leaders.
When they are ready, volunteers will have opportunities for paid employment with Active Plus or will find work elsewhere. Some go on to start their own businesses. All stay in touch as part of a fabric of peer support and camaraderie, reinforcing the Active Plus ethos of “helping yourself through helping others”
We continually encourage and support the military veterans who come to Active Plus to use and develop their skills, building their confidence, self-esteem and employability through helping other people to overcome their own challenges. The mutual respect and empathy this develops is the back-bone of our continued success in delivering life-changing outcomes, both for the military veterans and the people they inspire. You can read these stories of change on our case studies page and see Ash Gordon’s story on video here
If you are a military veteran or service-leaver and would like to find out more about opportunities with Active Plus please get in touch