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Volunteer

Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell relies on the consistent and dedicated commitment of our volunteers. The service simply cannot be delivered without their time, skills and experience. If you are considering volunteering, we would be delighted to hear from you.

You do not need to have any particular background or experience, but you do need to be able to commit to one-two weekdays per week for most roles in order to apply.

How volunteering can help you

We know that everyone has different things to offer and comes to us with many different skills, and so volunteers need to be matched to the right role and be trained and supported. Volunteering can provide important experience to add to your CV and can help people to develop confidence and skills, so we work with you to help you gain from the experience.

We also think volunteering should be a fun, sociable experience, where contributions are recognised, so we endeavour to make sure that you will be made to feel right at home and part of our team, whichever role you are involved in. We have social events through the year, including our long-running Summer Garden Party, the Xmas Social plus occasional evenings out at local restaurants.

We also pay your volunteering travel expenses and parking, as well as training costs. Volunteering will not normally affect any benefits you are claiming – see Volunteering and state benefits for more details.

We currently have the following volunteer vacancies:

"Help to Claim" Advisers

We are looking for volunteers to join our Help to Claim Team

We are looking for Individuals with good IT skills to support clients via telephone to make and complete their new Universal Credit claim, as well as a commitment to the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice service.

With full training provided it’s a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people

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Trustee

We are currently looking for new trustees willing to join our Board. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and experience who are passionate about advice services and can bring innovative ideas, unique perspectives and good judgement.

Our trustees are all volunteers, many of whom live in the local community, and all of whom use their skills, knowledge and experience to help guide and govern our service, shape strategy, and give direction to the organisation.

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Fundraising and Events Volunteers

We are building an exciting programme of events and campaigns for 2022 and need a volunteer team with the energy and enthusiasm to help us deliver it. We’re looking for a small pool of volunteers to join a new fundraising and events team led by our Publicity & Fundraising Manager.

If you can spend a few hours a month lending a hand with organising events and raising funds then we want to hear from you!

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Interested in being a volunteer?

So you want to volunteer, but you're not sure what you could do? We've got a quiz for that!

If you have decided, this is how the process of becoming a volunteer works:

First, use the Role section (above) to complete the online application form, or to send us some details if you want to chat a little more about the role first.

We will then get in touch with you to explain a bit more about the role, and if it’s still suitable, look to invite you to an Assessment – this is not as formal as a job interview and it is not a competitive process. The intention is to check that the role is the right one for you, and if not to try to find one that is.

For certain roles, for example, visiting vulnerable clients at home, we would ask for successful candidates to be screened by the criminal records disclosure services, but a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to your being able to take up the voluntary post.

Once a decision has been made we will follow up with the references you have supplied. Assuming that these are satisfactory, you will be ready to start your training.

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