Made your New Year’s resolutions yet for 2018? We’ve got one you might want to add.
If you want to make a real difference in 2018 then consider donating your spare time and volunteering for North Ayrshire Citizens Advice Service
Volunteers are at the heart of our service and we could not be without them. They make up 75% of the people who work for us and carry out a number of roles. There are plenty of ways you can volunteer at North Ayrshire Citizens Advice Service – no matter your age, background or experience. Our volunteers help with everything we do: giving advice, administration, fundraising and campaigning, with commitment levels starting at just 4 hours a week.
When you volunteer with us, you will:
- Make a meaningful difference to people in North Ayrshire
- Receive full training for your role and have access to ongoing development
- Have an opportunity to influence our work through our Volunteer Forum
- Meet like-minded volunteers and become part of the North Ayrshire Citizens Advice Service
Everyone has a different reason for volunteering. For some, it offers a chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the lives of others. For others, it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, our volunteers report that they find it enjoyable, rewarding, challenging and varied.
We need new volunteers every year to allow us to meet the demand for our growing service. You don’t need specific qualifications or experience to volunteer but what you do need is:
- an ability to understand complex information
- to be polite and good at listening
- to be familiar with using keyboard skills and searching the internet
- to be able to input data accurately
- a good level of literacy and numeracy
- to be open minded and not judge clients
- to enjoy helping people
Sound like you? If you are interested or want to know more, visit our volunteer pages and apply today.
While your here…
…could you help us out? The citizens of North Ayrshire continue to face challenging conditions; unemployment, financial struggles coupled with the rising everyday cost of living is causing an increase in our service demand with clients presenting complex and interrelated issues.
We are a not for profit charity and are purely focused on the benefits for our clients. We believe everyone should have access to well informed, free advice, whenever they need it but with funding streams across the sector reducing, coupled with increased competition, it is proving difficult for us to ensure we can deliver our vital service. So you can start to see why we need to ask for your help.
Our service provision takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. While we are volunteer led, there are still costs associated with ensuring we provide an accessible service but we do it because we want to provide an outlet that makes a real difference.
If everyone who supports our service and who likes it, helps fund it – our future would be more secure. For as little as £1, you can make a real difference. Giving a little can make a big impact.