All sorts of people volunteer for many different reasons, but one thing that unites them all is that they find it challenging, rewarding and varied. Volunteering provides an opportunity to learn new skills and to develop existing ones.
In any role, you will develop your skills in a number of valuable areas, like communication, IT and dealing with the public, as well as increasing your self-confidence through practical hands-on experience. In addition, CAB adviser training is respected and valued throughout the advice sector.
It is also a chance to put the skills and experience you have to good use helping others. We need people of all ages and backgrounds. For many people, the best thing about volunteering for the CAB is getting to meet a wide range of people and making new friends.
There is a real team spirit in our bureaux, and we provide a supportive environment to make sure that you get the most out of your time with us.
For others, the best thing is the opportunity for learning and development, and the challenge of taking on something new. There are lots of opportunities – you never stop learning!
Above all, it is a chance to make a real difference. By volunteering for the CAB you will be playing an active part in improving the lives of millions of people and influencing the development of national and local policies and service. And you will not be out of pocket - the CAB will cover any travel costs incurred by volunteering.
Oxfordshire Support Fund
From 1 April 2013 Oxfordshire County Council provide care and crisis awards through a Support Fund to help vulnerable people meet their basic needs, particularly in an emergency.
Scams Awareness Month
May is Scams Awareness month - don't ignore scam mail, report it. Or place it in a SCAMNESTY BOX in a library or CAB near you.
Payday lenders not observing their own charter
Citizens Advice have published results of the first 1200 answers to a payday lender survey. All lenders are failing to comply with their customer charter in one way or another
Rogues enjoying a double-dupe recession
Scammers are enjoying the recession because they are preying on the vulnerable. Don't be duped. Watch out for Scams. Report them.
Consumer Partnership Forum
Oxfordshire's Consumer Partnership held its quarterly Forum on Wednesday 15th May at Oxfordshire Trading Standards
Fuel poverty gap widens
Households that spend more than 10% of their income on fuel - although there are now fewer of them - will need £448 more a year to heat their homes properly, according to a government report.
Big Lottery Fund (BIG) money for advice services
Vital frontline advice services across England will today be sharing in a multi-million pound support package as the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) announces 226 awards made under the Advice Services Transition Fund. The Cabinet Office is supporting BIG’s progr
HMRC Centres of Excellence Project, based in Witney CAB, but travelling countywide
New fees for ET
The Government is bringing in fees - from 29th July - for making a claim to an Employment Tribunal
The banking industry needs a good firm shove, says CEO of Citizens Advice
Banks urgently need to broker a new deal which shows that, like the bank managers of decades past, today’s global giants still use their expertise to help save their customers money in every way possible, says Citizens Advice CEO.