Citizens Advice volunteers have been celebrating National Volunteers’ Week.
Local 1066 Citizens Advice CEO Tracy Dighton said: “We have 50 volunteers working for us at the moment but the demand on the service is such that we would always welcome new people.
“We have been celebrating Volunteers’ Week with tea and cake, speeches and thank you certificates and will be going out for a meal together later this month.
“Our volunteers dealt with around 16,000 issues and 4,400 clients last year. It brings me a real sense of optimism to work with people who give their time to help their fellow citizens.”
Citizens Advice 1066 provides free, confidential and impartial advice on a wide variety of issues including money, benefit, housing or employment problems.
A money advice service offers appointments for advice on complex debt issues and casework support in managing debt.
The Citizens Advice mental health programme provides debt and more general advice to members of the public that are experiencing mental health issues.
Citizens Advice 1066, based at Christchurch, London Road, St Leonards, is also part of the Advice and Community Hub, together with Brighton Housing Trust, Hastings Advice and Representation Centre (HARC) and Finding Futures – a personal development and motivational programme for unemployed adults.
If you would like to be considered as a volunteer, contact email@example.com or phone Zowie on 01424 572014.
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