UTASS is working together with Citizen’s Advice County Durham, and we’re looking for people who are willing to use their time, to help others, as part of a new team of Volunteer Advisors.
This new partnership project, which has been designed to ensure people living and working in Upper Teesdale have ongoing access to support when they need it, is looking for volunteers from all kinds of backgrounds to support local people with their problems. Issues could include housing, benefit and employment problems.
Volunteers are asked to contribute 6 hours per week and once trained, will offer advice to people in person to the residents of Upper Teesdale.
No experience is necessary as full training will be provided, from January onwards.
Citizens Advice volunteers come from all walks of life and choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. They include students; people getting back into work after career breaks; people with part-time jobs; carers; and people who have retired.
Volunteers are often looking for new ways to gain valuable experience and enhance their skills, or to enjoy the opportunity to work with and meet different people. They find it rewarding to support local people and make a difference to their lives.
For more information contact Robert Young at Citizens Advice County Durham at Robert.Young@citizensadvicecd.org.uk or 07823 342403. The closing date for applications is Sunday 15th January 2022.