Citizens Advice Stevenage today announced a renewed call for volunteers following the injection of additional funding from the National Lottery. Citizens Advice Stevenage were awarded just under £10,000 to help improve the customer experience of their service to Stevenage clients.
“We receive exceptional support from the Borough Council” commented new CEO, Andy Rice, “but such is the demand for our services, we are always looking for new funding to improve our clients’ experience and to broaden the reach and depth of the advice we are able to give. Currently, alongside our core free, confidential, independent and impartial advice service, we offer specialist advice on debt, employment, energy, pensions, family, domestic abuse, and welfare benefits. We need new volunteers to help us serve the growing need in the town.”
Citizens Advice Stevenage is an independent charity supported by the local authority and community support contracts. It provides advice and education to solve individuals’ problems. It helps people find a way forward, and develops the skills to prevent a similar scenario arising again. It also champions research and campaigns using data to understand the impact of policy and regulation- then campaigns for policy change to solve collective problems. Their services are delivered through the 79 volunteers, and a small, dedicated paid staff. The last audit showed they helped one in every 8 Stevenage citizens.
To volunteer with them get in touch with Stacey the volunteer co-ordinator by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stacey will be happy to talk you through the vast array of volunteering opportunities available.
To contact them for advice call on 03444 111 444, email or drop in, details of which can be found on the website www.stevenagecab.org.uk/