Why volunteer for us? 

Staff and volunteers in our Cinderford bureau

Staff and volunteers in our Cinderford bureau


All sorts of people volunteer for many different reasons. But one thing that unites them all is that they find it challenging, rewarding and varied.

Volunteering provides an opportunity to learn new skills and to develop existing ones:

CAB adviser training is accredited by the Open College Network, and is respected and valued throughout the advice sector.

Each role will enable you to develop specific expertise. For example, you might improve your IT and organisational skills as an administrator, or learn how to deal with the media and develop research skills as a campaigner. In any role, you will develop your skills in a number of valuable areas, like communication and dealing with the public, as well as increasing your self confidence through practical hands-on experience.

There are opportunities for everyone to develop - you never stop learning! It is also a chance to put the skills and experience you have to good use helping others. We need people of all ages and backgrounds.

For many people, the best thing about volunteering for Citizens Advice Bureau is getting to meet a wide range of people and make new friends. There is a real team spirit at the bureau, and we provide a supportive environment to make sure that you get the most out of your time with us.

Some roles are more flexible than others. We will do our best to find a role for you that fits in with your interests, and we will be as flexible as possible in enabling you to volunteer at the times that suit you best.

Above all, it's a chance to make a real difference. By volunteering for the Citizens Advice you will be playing an active part in improving the lives of millions of people and influencing the development of national and local policies and services.

And you will not be out of pocket. We will cover travel costs incurred by volunteering.

Learn more about the following roles:

Is it time you gave yourself a new challenge?

Please fill out our Volunteer form if you are interested in getting involved.