- complete an introduction to Citizens Advice and training for your role
- work with Citizens Advice caseworkers who help clients with specific problems over a period of time
- call clients to arrange appointments to get advice and explain what they’ll need to bring
- talk to clients after the appointment to find out how Citizens Advice helped them with their problem and write a summer about this
What’s in it for you?
- make a real difference to people’s lives
- build on valuable skills such as communication, listening and evaluation
- increase your employability
- work with a range of different people, independently and in a team
- have a positive impact in your community
And we’ll reimburse expenses too.
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
- have excellent verbal and written communication skills
- have good IT skills
- 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
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.
Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds and we particularly welcome applications from disabled people, people with physical or mental health conditions, LGBT+ and non-binary people, and people from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
If you are interested in becoming a casework assistant and would like to discuss flexibility around location, time, ‘what you will do’ and how we can support you please contact us.