If you want to be a part of a vital service at the heart of your local community and you’d like to develop your skills, consider volunteering for Worcester Citizens Advice Bureau & WHABAC.
- What types of voluntary work can I do with the Worcester Citizens Advice Bureau & WHABAC?
- How much time would I have to give?
- What qualifications will I need to volunteer?
- Do you pay expenses?
- How do I apply?
What types of voluntary work can I do with the Worcester Citizens Advice Bureau & WHABAC?
- Advisers, who provide advice and information to members of the public.
- Admin Assistants, who type correspondence and perform general office duties.
- Receptionists, who "meet and greet" clients and allocate the daily advice appointments.
- IT Workers, who maintain our IT system.
- Information Assistants, who are responsible for the quality of information given to clients
- Social Policy Assistants, who get involved in campaigning for change
- Befrienders – service users who have previously accessed the Support Service
We can also arrange volunteer placements for students.
How much time would I have to give?
- Volunteer advisers are asked to give 15 hours a week during the initial training, and then 10-12 hours per week for at least 2 years.
- Reception volunteers are asked to give 4 hours per week for at least one year.
- Administration volunteers are asked to give 4 hours per week for at least one year.
- IT Workers are asked to give 4 hours a week for at least one year
- Information assistants are asked to give 4 hours per week for at least 1 year
- Social Policy assistants are asked to give 4 hours per week for at least 1 year
What qualifications will I need to volunteer?
All you need to train as an adviser is to enjoy helping people and to be:
- Good at listening
- Able to work in a team;
- Open-minded and non-judgmental
- Able to meet time commitment
Do you pay expenses?
The organisation will pay reasonable travel expenses to and from the organisation or other venues you attend as a necessary part of your volunteer role.
How old do I have to have to be to volunteer?
To volunteer for the organisation you must be 16 or over
How do I apply?
- If you would like further information or an application pack please contact our Training Manager or fill out our application form.
- Write To: The Training Manager, The Hopmarket, The Foregate, Worcester WRI 1DL
Phone: 0844 4111 303*
Fax: 01905 23354
*(Calls from BT landlines are charged at 5p per minute, calls from cable and other networks may be charged at a higher rate, calls from mobile phones will be directed to call an 0300 number which is charged at the network operators' standard rate)