It’s Volunteers Week! #VolunteersWeek

Be part of the next 80 years of volunteering at South Lakes Citizens Advice.

South Lakes Citizens Advice wants people to be part of the next 80 years of its history by
volunteering with them.

The Citizens Advice service started almost 80 years ago on the eve of the Second World
War and is supported by 22,000 volunteers across England and Wales.

As part of Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1 June to 7 June, South Lakes wants to
thank current volunteers for their contribution and welcome new recruits to help bring
the charity into its next 80 years.

The 52 volunteers at South Lakes Citizens Advice contribute at least 6 hours each week
and last year helped 1,908 people with 7000 problems, such as debt, housing, benefit
and employment issues.

Volunteers at Citizens Advice help us in roles such as giving our clients information and
advice, raising funds, keeping the service running smoothly, and helping with the
strategic direction of the organisation.

Freddie, advice volunteer at South Lakes Citizens Advice said:
“I became a volunteer to empower people in my community and give a helping hand to
those in need of advice. Yet alongside this, I have also gained a huge amount personally,
learning from experienced advisers and developing professional skills. As a recent law
graduate volunteering with Citizens Advice has been an invaluable experience.”

Dorothy, an advice volunteer said:
“ I joined shortly after retiring from the NHS. I get
enormous satisfaction and a sense of achievement from helping people by giving them
the advice and support they need to address their problems. I would recommend
volunteering because of the interaction with a wide variety of people, the stimulating
work and the camaraderie of working with such a great team.”

Karen Evans, Chief Officer at South Lakes Citizens Advice] said:
“Our volunteers contribute their time and energy to make a huge difference to people’s and help keep our vital service running. The volunteers are the heart of our service. If you’d like to help people in your community, and can spare a few hours a week, we’d love to hear from you.”

If you’re interested in finding out more about volunteering with South Lakes Citizens
Advice contact Rachel. For more information about the types of roles we offer visit the
national Citizens Advice website.

For more information contact:
Tel: 015394 47185
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]