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.
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.