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By becoming a Legatee, you will become a part of Legacy’s proud traditions and actively live its values. These traditions and values have been passed on from generation to generation of Legatees in caring for the families of veterans.
Legatees are the backbone of Legacy and deliver the vast majority of our services. A Legatee is a volunteer member who makes a personal commitment to assist the families of those who served their country.
Historically, Legatees were returned servicemen. Today, Legacy welcomes membership enquiries from people from all walks of life. There are currently approximately 4000 Legatees throughout Australia, some having served Legacy for more than 50 years.
Legatees are individually assigned to the partners and children of veterans who have lost their lives or health. You can be there personally for these individuals who need it most.
The role of a Legatee can vary with each family or individual, although ultimately Legatees serve to ensure Legacy’s vision and mission is met.
Legatees can help grieving families complete paperwork, or even provide assistance with things around the home like repairs.
Legatees call and visit veterans’ families as regularly as desired and also attend functions with other Legatees.
Often a family needs some advice, or a listening ear. As a Legatee, you can help a family navigate through difficult times.
As a Legatee, you will help ensure a family or individual receives as much support as possible from Legacy and other organisations.
If you would like to contribute to your local community by bringing compassion, sensitivity and caring support to others, then you’re just what we’re looking for.
Experienced Legatees will provide you with the appropriate training and preparation. They’ll also provide you with all the information, support and mentoring you need.
The extent of your commitment is entirely up to your availability and willingness. Of course, the more you get involved, the more rewarding you will find the role.
If you decide that becoming a Legatee is for you, you will undertake a formal induction process. A prerequisite of this process includes providing character references as well as undertaking a mandatory Working with Children check and a National Criminal History check. Don’t worry, it’s a simple process and we’ll be there to help you along the way.