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The Citizens Advice service started almost 80 years ago on the eve of the Second World War and is supported by 22,000 volunteers across England and Wales.
Marking Volunteers’ Week, running from 1 June to 7 June 2019, we would like to thank our volunteers at Citizens Advice Elmbridge West for their hugely valuable contribution, supporting the communities of Walton on Thames, Hersham and Weybridge, in providing residents with the knowledge and advice to help solve the problems they are facing in life.
“Volunteers are the cornerstone of our operations and provide essential support giving our clients information and advice, keeping the service running smoothly, raising funds, identifying local and national issues and helping with the strategic direction of the organisation.”
Margaret Bourne – Chief Executive, Citizens Advice Elmbridge West.
Citizens Advice Elmbridge West is proud to have currently 50 volunteers supporting the operation and delivery of the charity’s advice services. The volunteers last year helped 3,676 people with 15,473 unique client problems, such as debt, housing, benefit, domestic abuse and employment issues. They made 27,657 contacts with clients directly or to third parties on their behalf.
Nationally 22,000 highly trained volunteers support the delivery of our service. Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds and find volunteering rewarding, challenging and fun. Here what some of our valued volunteers say.
Rob F – volunteer for over 15 years said: “I volunteer here because every day is different, there are always new problems to tackle – it’s certainly never boring.”
Chris A – “Over the years, I feel I’ve got more out of it than I give. I’ve got new skills, like computer skills. It’s all about the clients, really.”
Alexis – “I work here because the people are wonderful.”
John E – “The satisfying thing is, when you can get something practical done for people, help them resolve their issue.”
Now is a great time to join us if you are interested in volunteering with Citizens Advice Elmbridge West. We have the following volunteering opportunities available.
For more information about the types of roles we offer visit the national Citizens Advice website. If you’re interested in finding out more about volunteering with Citizens Advice Elmbridge West contact the team by email via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01932 248660