10 Great reasons to volunteer at Citizens Advice Redbridge

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.

Get to know your community – Whether you’ve lived in Redbridge (or neighbouring boroughs) for 20 years or have just moved here, you’ll develop a great feel for the people and the place at a CAR.

Put your talents to use – A flair for design? Create reception displays or items for our website. The possibilities are endless.

Enjoy free training – CAR 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.