About Oxfordshire South and Vale
We provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives in Oxfordshire South, and Vale of White Horse.
Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.
We're an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.
Our main locations are at: Abingdon, Didcot, Henley, Thame, Wallingford
And we have outreach locations at: Abingdon, RAF Benson and Faringdon.
We rely almost entirely on volunteers to provide our services.
Some of our volunteer roles are below, all of whom we support with appropriate training:
Volunteers who give advice to our clients are at the heart of our service and we could not manage without them. There are a variety of roles and tasks up to giving full advice.
Our Receptionists are the public face of every local Citizens Advice, managing ‘front-of-house’ based on the information given by the advice session supervisor.
IT Support Worker
We're ever more dependent on IT, and our volunteers play a key part in keeping out systems maintained and up to date. We use them for keeping track of cases, keeping in touch with our clients, assessing e-services on their behalf and monitoring trends.
Trustees are volunteers who are expected to use their skills, knowledge and experience to help guide and govern their local Citizens Advice. The trustees meet in evenings, alternately at the various main locations. Marketing or fund raising experience is welcome, in this time of austerity, but also of particular value is contact and knowledge of sections of the community who are most in need of our services.
As at the start of 2018, we currently have these volunteering opportunities:
Abingdon- open to applications for new volunteer advisers
Thame - volunteer receptionist needed on Tuesdays
Henley - no new volunteers needed at present
South and Vale - seeking additional trustees (contact the Abingdon office)
If you feel you can make a contribution to our work in any of these roles, check out our volunteering page where you can make an initial enquiry.
Friends of Citizens Advice
We have Friends groups at Abingdon, Thame and Henley, who help their local advice centre by raising funds from local traders and communities. Events for example include coffee mornings, trivia quizzes, and wine fairs.
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