Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Join us in making a real difference by becoming a volunteer!

By choosing to volunteer with Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau you’ll be giving something truly valuable back to the community. As a charity, our volunteers are essential to allow us to deliver the important work we do.

What’s involved?

There are a broad range of volunteering roles available within Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau, so you can use your knowledge, skills and experience where it matters most.  Once we receive your application, and a new block of training is scheduled, you will meet with our Volunteer Development and Support Worker to discuss roles that would suit you.  We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum 6 hours per week: this can be a whole day or two half days, whichever suits you best.  Initial training covers a broad range of topics and usually takes place one day a week for four weeks.  There are also online courses which we will ask you to complete. New volunteers shadow experienced advisers until they are ready to lead cases, and then to fly solo. Throughout the training process there is always support available to you.

What are the benefits?

Volunteering is a fantastic way to stay active and involved in the local community. As a new member of our team, we know you’ll feel instantly at home. Let’s not forget the feel-good factor too! Giving people the information and advice they need to turn their lives around is definitely worth getting out of bed for. As well as making a big difference to people’s lives, you can also learn some valuable skills when volunteering with us. 42% of Citizens Advice Bureau volunteers go on to further education or employment. As a Citizens Advice Bureau adviser, you’ll be part of the wider Scottish Citizens Advice network and will have access to ongoing training and development. If you’d like to volunteer with Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau or want to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.

Interested in joining?

Please complete the PDF application form at the bottom of this page and return to our Volunteer Support & Development Officer Angela Mather by: 

  • Email -
  • Post - Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau, 7 Glasgow Road, Paisley, PA1 3QS


Trustee Board Members (Voluntary) – Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Role Details

Role title



Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Closing date

31st of May




Voluntary with Expenses Paid

More about the position

About the position

Renfrewshire Citizens Advice (CAB) was formed in 1979 to provide a holistic advice service to the residents of Renfrewshire. As a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux network, Renfrewshire CAB aims to provide free, independent, impartial, and confidential advice and information to ensure that people understand their rights and responsibilities and can express their needs effectively.  We campaign and influence to tackle the root cause of the problems people face and work to strengthen their rights. 

Renfrewshire CABs office is located in Paisley, we are supported by 36 members of staff and 50 Volunteers including board members. The Bureau supports individuals with a wide range of general enquiries whilst project staff provides specialist support on topics including benefits, debt, utilities and money matters.

We’re looking for people who are keen to make a positive impact in their local community by joining our Board of Trustees. We’d love to hear from you if you have expertise in HR, Communications, Governance, and Public and Third Sector organisations. But even if you don’t it’s more important that you’re a team player with big-picture thinking, good judgement, and a dedication to giving back and helping our organisation thrive.

It’s an exciting time to join our organisation as we gear up to enhance and expand our services to meet the evolving needs of our community. Your ideas, skills, and enthusiasm could really shape how we tackle these challenges and make a real difference.

Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high-quality long-term services. As a Trustee, you will help ensure the good governance of the organisation which will involve attendance at bi-monthly board meetings and an annual AGM, alongside, where your time allows, participation in working project groups and sub-committees.

How to apply

We welcome applications from across the community and are committed to equal opportunities.  If you feel you would like to get involved and make a difference in your local community, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to our CEO Martin via email. Email: if you would like a confidential informal discussion on what is involved you can also email Martin. 

To be eligible to apply we ask that you live, work, or have a significant connection with Renfrewshire.