During the COVID-19 lockdown Citizens Advice Birmingham is still providing all our usual services; although we cannot provide a face-to-face service, we are just at the end of a phone. If you need help you can try our Advice Guide here: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Make a difference - It can be incredibly rewarding to contribute something non-financial to a cause you care about.
Boost your confidence - Trying something new and getting out of your comfort zone every now and then can do wonders for your confidence levels.
Do something interesting - Don’t let your spare time trickle away – fill it doing something interesting and challenging.
Meet new people - Tired of doing the same things with the same group of friends? Widen your circle and horizons by meeting people you might not normally.
Improve your prospects - Having volunteering on your CV demonstrates that you’re someone with initiative and a rounded life. Nearly one third of the volunteers who leave the service each year go on into paid work.
Get to know your community - Whether you’ve lived in Birmingham for 20 years or have just moved here as a student, you’ll develop a great feel for the people and the place at a CAB.
Put your talents to use - Use it or lose it! Got the gift of languages? Volunteer as an interpreter. A flair for design? Create reception displays. The possibilities are endless.
Enjoy free training - CAB trainee advisors can gain a national Citizens Advice certificate through their training. Other skills like PR, campaigning and administration can be learnt on the job in a supportive environment.
Gain office-based work experience - Get ahead of the competition for jobs and university places with some real life experience.
We need you! - Seventy five per cent of the people who work in the Citizens Advice service are volunteers, and we simply wouldn’t be here for our clients without them.