Volunteers' Week 2021

What is Volunteers’ Week?

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

Volunteers’ Week is supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities, who together run hundreds of activities across the UK. These activities showcase and celebrate volunteers and the contribution volunteering makes in our communities.

Volunteers’ Week 2021 is a time to say thanks. It goes without saying that volunteers have played a key role in the pandemic response. During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and make a huge difference to their communities – just as they do every year. This is a time for us to come together and thank all volunteers for their invaluable contribution.

This 37th annual Volunteers’ Week is taking place during the #MonthofCommunity. Running throughout June, #MonthOfCommunity brings together organisations with a range of events in order to encourage us all to think about and join in with activities happening in our local communities.

Each day follows a central theme to guide your plans for Volunteers’ Week 2021.

 

We need you!

We're currently recruiting for the following roles:

 

  • Volunteer Remote Workers

You’ll be helping our clients with issues such as benefits, debt, housing and employment, during and post coronavirus, either through email, webchat or on the telephones, you could even specialise in just one area of advice if you have a particular interest.

This is an opportunity for volunteers to join our team of Citizens Advice volunteers in our Bognor, Chichester, Littlehampton offices, hubs and outreaches.

You’ll be helping our clients with issues such as benefits, debt, housing and employment, in a face-to-face setting, you could even specialise in just one area of advice if you have a particular interest, such as debt advice.

 

  • Volunteer Face-to-Face Workers

This is an opportunity for volunteers to join our team of Citizens Advice volunteers in our Bognor, Chichester, Littlehampton offices, hubs and outreaches.

You’ll be helping our clients with issues such as benefits, debt, housing and employment, in a face-to-face setting, you could even specialise in just one area of advice if you have a particular interest, such as debt advice.

 

What’s in it for you?

*make a real difference to our clients’ lives beyond COVID19

*learn about issues such as benefits, debt, employment and housing

*build on valuable skills such as communication, listening and analysing

*increase your employability

*help people from a range of backgrounds and communities

*make a big impact supporting Citizens Advice and your local community

 

What do you need to have?

 

You don’t need specific qualifications or skills but you’ll need to:

*be friendly and approachable

*be non-judgmental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own

*have good listening skills

*have excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

Find out more about our volunteering opportunities