Volunteer Adviser - Attleborough
Norfolk Citizens Advice - Attleborough office
Attleborough, NR17 2AF
What will you do?
complete an introduction to Citizens Advice and training for your role
talk to individuals face to face to explore what problems they’ve come for help with
find information about the individuals’ problems and help them to understand their options
support individuals to take action to resolve their problems. This might include drafting or writing letters, making phonecalls, or referring the client to another organisation
write a summary of the clients’ problems and what action you’ve taken to help the individual
look out for problems’ that are common, or are unfair, and write a short report about the problem or a letter to an elected official like an MP, AM or local councillor
What do you need to have?
You don’t need specific qualifications or skills but you’ll need to:
be friendly and approachable
be non-judgmental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own
have good listening skills and verbal communication skills
be able to write up notes on each client
comfortable using a computer
be able to understand information and explain it to others
be willing to learn about and follow the Citizens Advice aims, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection
be willing to undertake training in your role
an understanding of why confidentiality is important
be able to work well as part of a team
have a positive attitude towards self-learning, self-development and self-assessment.
How much time do you need to give?
We can be flexible about the time spent and how often you volunteer so come and talk to us.
However, a minimum of 6 hours per week for this role is preferable, which can be spread over two days, for at least 12 months.
What’s in it for you?
make a real difference in your community
learn about a range of issues that affect our clients such as benefits, debt, employment and housing.
build on valuable skills such as communication, listening, marketing and advertising
increase your employability
work with a range of different people, independently and in a team.
Wellbeing Assistance Scheme and Wellbeing Hub
Charity Discount Scheme
social events for volunteers
option to join network groups within the organisation for individuals from various Ethnic backgrounds and cultures, people with Disabilities, LGBTQ+, Trans and Non-Binary
We reimburse your travel expenses too!
Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds and we particularly welcome applications from people with Disabilities, people with physical or mental health conditions, LGBTQ+ and individuals from various Ethnic backgrounds and cultures.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Adviser and would like to discuss flexibility around location, time, ‘what you will do’ and how we can support you please contact us.
Volunteer Recruitment and Training Administrator
Weekly, for at least 1 year
Minimum of 6 hours per week
How to apply
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack