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Help people find a way forward by volunteering

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CITIZENS Advice Stroud and Cotswold Districts is calling for volunteers of all backgrounds to deliver advice and support to local people.

The charity is recruiting new volunteers who can give their time to help people struggling with housing, benefits, energy issues and more

Last year the charity supported 5067 people across the two districts. It can only do this work thanks to its dedicated team of volunteers.

Volunteers offer advice to people in person, online or over the phone. The charity says no previous experience is necessary as full training will be provided. Information sessions about the organisation and the role of adviser will be held on Wednesday 9 November at the Cirencesteroffice, and on Monday 14 November at the Stroud office.

Citizens Advice Stroud and Cotswold Districts volunteers come from all walks of life and choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons.

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They include students, people getting back into work after career break, people with part-time jobs, carers and people who have retired. Volunteers are often looking for new ways to gain valuable experience and enhance their skills, or to enjoy the opportunity to work with and meet different people.

Elizabeth Hall, Chief Executive Officer at Citizens Advice Stroud & Cotswold Districts said: “We’re looking for people to help others find a way forward by volunteering with Citizens AdviceStroud and Cotswold Districts. As well as doing something positive for the local community, we know people who give their time get a lot back, be it enjoying the camaraderie of working in a team, learning new skills or campaigning on issues that are important to them. We’ll give you all the training you need and would love to hear from you.

”Frances volunteers as an adviser at Citizens Advice Stroud and Cotswold Districts. She said: “I still wanted a challenge when I took early retirement 20 years ago. As a volunteer adviser specialising in disability benefits advocacy, I find my time working at Citizens Advice both challenging and rewarding, and always varied and interesting.”

To find out more and apply, visit:https://www.citizensadvice-stroudandcotswold.org.uk/or contact our Learning & Development Officer: training@ca-scd.org.uk

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