VOLUNTEERING BENEFITS EVERYONE
Why volunteer for us?
Join a dynamic, forward thinking organisation
Work with a team that achieves amazing results
Active role in supporting and strengthening your local community
Boost your confidence with a new focus and sense of purpose
Structured training with ongoing support
Gain new skills and update existing ones
Expenses paid for all reasonable travel costs
Tea, coffee, cake and biscuits!
Benefits for the community
In 2016-17 our dedicated team of 197 volunteers and staff working in 12 locations across Stroud & Cotswold Districts helped us to
Resolve 15,799 different problems for our clients
Achieve overall income gain of £861,818 for households
965 households were helped to manage £659,881 of debts
807 people were helped with employment problems
854 people and their families were helped with housing problems including threatened homelessness
Have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our clients.
The economic value of our volunteers was £709,262
We are a local service, working with local people for the benefit of the local community.
Join us today
Volunteering with Citizens Advice in the Stroud or Cotswold Districts means you will be part of a valued team and know that you are making a real difference in your community
Full training is given for these rewarding roles and all travel and out-of-pocket expenses will be paid.
We are recruiting Trainee Advisers for our next training programme which starts in April 2019. We offer free, flexible training which is a mixture of group sessions, self-guided learning and on the job training. We are looking for people who can spare 8-10 hours per week for a minimum of 2 years and who are looking for an opportunity to take up new challenges. This is an exciting and dynamic role that gives you the chance to develop the skills and knowledge required to empower clients to resolve problems.
We are holding an information session in January 2019. To register or find out more please contact us using the link below.
Please contact us if you are interested.
You might prefer to undertake our Self-Guided Learning Programme where you work through the online modules in your own time over a period of 8 weeks.
Reception and Administration Volunteers
We are often also looking for people to provide Reception support in our Cirencester office, and Administration and Reception support in our Stroud and Dursley offices.
We occasionally require more volunteers to provide administrative support to our Money Advice specialists in Stroud. Tasks will include data processing, collating statistical information, dealing with correspondence and liaising with clients and creditors. If you have a good level of basis numeracy, good organisational and ICT skills and good interpersonal skills, we'd love to hear from you. There will be opportunities to train as a full Debt Advice Worker if you are interested, plus the chance to develop your skills and knowledge in all other areas of advice.
Do you love organising fundraising events or can you run fundraising campaigns on social media? If so, please get in touch.
For all the above roles, just download the application form here and send it back to us at the address shown at the bottom of the form, depending on whether you want to volunteer in Stroud or Cotswolds.
If you are more interested in the overall governance of the charity and have the ability to think strategically and see the bigger picture, consider becoming a Trustee. We're particularly looking for Trustees with knowledge of the Cotswolds communities and/or with expertise in PR or marketing. If you're interested in applying, download the Trustee application form here and the Trustee Skills Audit form here and return them to the address shown on the application form.
Whatever your skills or interests, if you'd like to get involved to support our work, then we'd love to hear from you and to discuss what you can do to help.