Volunteers needed for advice bureau

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The Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Sleaford is appealing for more volunteers.

The UK’s largest advice charity is looking for people to help it provide information and advice on a variety of subjects, including debt, employment, benefits and housing.

An open day was held yesterday (Wednesday) and again today when people can go along and find out how to get involved.

It is taking place at The Advice Centre, Money’s Yard, Carre Street, from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

A charity spokesman said: “Our friendly volunteer team at Sleaford comprises around 60 dedicated people from diverse backgrounds and includes every age group.

“Young people can benefit from our excellent professional training programmes and use their experience to enhance university or employment applications.”

Volunteers have flexible hours and any training is provided.

The spokesman added: “Volunteer receptionists provide first-class customer service to clients and are highly-valued as the face of the organisation.

“Gateway assessors have a wide variety of information to pass on to clients and empower them to deal with issues they may previously have believed to be out of their control.

“General advisers are vital to clients who feel unable to cope with the hand life has dealt them, or with the more complicated issues we all face at times.

“The support and guidance they provide really can change the lives of those they help.”

Details on 01529 308427.