Urgent need for Cost of Living Crisis volunteer advisers

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We urgently need to recruit volunteer adviser

We urgently need more volunteer advisers. The cost of living crisis is making life harder and for some it’s unmanageable.
They need your help!

Rising food and fuel costs have been in the headlines for months, but now we’re starting to see the impact of those rising prices. There are reports of an increase in first-time shoplifters and petrol station forecourt thefts.

“It’s clear that when people don’t feel they have somewhere to turn, they take actions that they would usually never dream of. That’s why we need to train new volunteer advisers as soon as possible, so people have somewhere to turn.

“Anyone can volunteer, however, those who have experienced debt and the benefits system are a group that we’d like to see applying in greater numbers.”

Simon Lawson, CEO at Citizens Advice – Bath & North East Somerset

Advisers receive extensive training to ensure that people are confident when contacting the charity, which has a wide range of volunteering roles. However, currently, there is a focus on boosting adviser numbers.

What would your reasons for volunteering be?

  • Making a difference
  • Boosting your confidence
  • Meeting new people
  • Improving your prospects
  • Putting your talents to use
  • Enjoying free training
  • Gaining office-based work experience
  • We need you!

What is it like to be a volunteer adviser?

“It’s a great feeling when you are able to close a successful case and know that you’ve made a big difference in someone’s life.”

Jo (Former Admin Support Casework volunteer, now a paid staff member)

Could you help vulnerable people in your community?

Read about some of the ways that our advisers help people with multiple, complex issues to move forward.

Published in
15 June 2022
Last Updated
6 December 2022