Get Involved

There are many ways for you to get involved at the HQ and help out

Would you like to Volunteer at Armed Forces Community HQ? 

We have a variety of roles available for volunteering opportunities from reception cover to catering assistance and peer mentoring. Our current vacancies can be found below. 

To find out more or apply Please contact us on 01942 821293 or email

There’s a special group of people who are often described as inspirational! People that give up their time to do better by the world, to try and make a difference where they can.
Their motivations are varied, but often selfless or at least for a goal greater than their own satisfaction and 5 reasons why we think volunteers are great.
1. “Volunteers don’t get paid not because their acts are worthless but because they are priceless”
As crazy as this sounds volunteers are not paid! This in itself makes them special, but it’s not because they do it for free, it’s what they actually do that sets them apart. They change the lives of people because they want to and not because they are employed to.  
2. “One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time”
How do you value peoples time? Is it a cost replacement?  Or is it subtler than that, is it their very presence and the joy and comfort they can bring.  This is not even considering the value the volunteer places on their own time. 
3. “Don’t live for what you get, live for what you give”
It is often quoted that real happiness comes from a sense of fulfilment. Not to focus on what you get, or what you have but on what you can do for others. Volunteers epitomise this way of life, this is the reason many volunteers give so much.  
4. “Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness”
We all have choices when it comes to how we choose to live our lives. Those that do volunteer are making a choice to try and be kind, to try and improve their community or cause. We salute those that make that choice.
5. “you may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich person”
Volunteers can help change a person’s outlook, improve their quality of life, share their time, wisdom and experience for the good of others, develop friendships, reduce loneliness and create opportunities for those that otherwise might not have them.  These are potentially life-changing events for the person the volunteer might help. So, we say volunteers are special, thank you, volunteers, for your time, your commitment and for believing that you can make a difference.  We think you’re great

Current volunteering opportunities include:

working on our front desk is the front line of our business, you will greet visitors in a welcoming manner and take their details to sign them into the building. You will also take calls and transfer them to the relevant person or take messages where necessary.

Community Garden
We are very lucky to have access to a community garden on Gordon St, Wigan. We are always looking for people who would like to go down and get stuck in.

Veterans Maintenance Service
We are always on the lookout for people who would like to get involved. Our Veterans Maintenance Service project offers a multitude of services such as house clearances and painting and decorating. If you would like to volunteer to help out, make sure to get in touch.

Quick Response Force (Peer Mentoring)
We have now set up our Quick Response Force (QRF) who will be on call to help out our community when they are in need. It may be collecting someone’s prescription or helping out with their shopping.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, or you think you may be able to help in any other way please get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you, our phone number is 01942 821293 or email us on

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The Cunning Stunts

Death-defying dad and daughter danger double act with an appetite for absurdity, the Cunning Stunts, consisting of freak fatale Eve Elle and moustachioed mad man Baldini, have performed, and produced, shows from Stoke-on-Trent to Singapore. With their tongue-in-cheek approach to the art of circus and sideshow, this dynamic duo will entertain you like never before. Having graced the Sindrome stage at Download Festival as well as the Caravan of Lost Souls at Glasto, Cirque Du Mort in Glasgow, nightclubs in Dubai, weddings in Delhi, Formula One Silverstone, Abu Dhabi and Monaco, and many more, they are absolutely THRILLED to be joining an incredible line-up for ‘A Million Veteran Dreams’ this summer.


Mackenzie Clifford specialises in Aerial Silks , Lyra , Pole and Flypole. She has won awards in numerous competitions including UKAPC, IPAAT and Dance Equality Aerial and Acro. Mackenzie is an experienced performer, working at events including Shakespeares birthday celebration in Stratford-upon-Avon, and performing aerial acts across the country with Birminghams Youth Circus, as well as working in theatres and with community events. Mackenzie is a full time aerial and Pole instructor, working out of Polefit & Aerialfit Crewe & Stoke-on-Trent. 

Luke Harries

 Luke Harries is internationally recognised for his acrobatic Cyr Wheel act, performing at some of top known resorts across the Maldives.With over a decade of experience performing at some of the largest festivals in the UK, at Weddings, corporate functions and huge public events, this high impact performance has wowed many a crowd, showcasing an extreme level of talent. Well known by the performance community for both his Cyr Wheel, LED and fire shows, Luke is also highly regarded for ability to produce and choreograph high-end visual group performances

Lauren Eve

Lauren Eve is a singer, originally from Manchester but now living in Lytham St. Anne’s. She attended a music college in Manchester and studied vocal performance. Her favourite place to sing is on the streets of Altrincham as she loves busking!. So far her biggest achievement was to perform at the London Palladium in 2022 at Britain’s Got Talent and got 4 yes’. The best is yet to come…… 


Raphael has over 12 years’ experience in the music industry, theatre and music production having worked with Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, Alexander O’Neal, and has appeared on television shows, The X Factor UK, The Voice and The Graham Norton Show. His music is guaranteed to bring the fun, great vocals, and a high-energy performance style to every show


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