|Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. At Brisbane Legacy we currently care for more than 8,000 widows and 250 dependants of the 70,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia.|
|Legacy is dedicated to enhancing the lives and opportunities of our families through innovative and practical programs aimed at:|
- the protection of individuals’ and families’ basic needs;
- advocating for their entitlements, rights and benefits;
- assisting families through bereavement; and
- helping people thrive, despite their adversity and loss.
|BECOME A LEGATEE AND KEEP THE AUSSIE PROMISE|
Chances are you’ve heard of Legacy, but you may not have heard of Legatees. Legatees are the backbone of Legacy, and deliver the vast majority of our services.
A Legatee is a volunteer who makes the personal
commitment to assist the widows, partners and
families of deceased and incapacitated servicemen and women cared for by Legacy.
There are more than 5,900 Legatees around Australia who actively keep Legacy’s promise to care for the widows and families of deceased veterans.
WHAT DOES BEING A LEGATEE INVOLVE?
|As a Legatee, you will be assigned to your own Legacy widows and families to enable them to access the support they require.|
Personal contact with individual widows and families is the hallmark of Legacy, and is how we provide caring, compassionate and responsive support. In fact, personal contact is what makes Legacy care special, and gives the work of Legacy its unique character.
As a Legatee, you will help Legacy deliver hands-on
practical support including providing referrals to programs. services and information about financial assistance, social inclusion and youth well being.
In many circumstances Legatees also fulfill a
special role as mentor for Junior Legatees.
|ARE THERE ANY REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING A LEGATEE?|
|You don’t need to have any particular skills or|
competencies to become a Legatee. We will provide
you with all the information and training you need to
carry out your role.
|To learn more contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 3029 5600|