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Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire thanks volunteers for making huge difference to people’s lives


Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire is celebrating its volunteers who dedicate their time to solving people’s problems and making a difference to their lives.

Volunteers Week, which runs from 1-7 June, is themed volunteering for all and the charity wants to highlight the work of its team, which helps people in the community struggling with debt, housing, benefit and employment issues among other issues. The charity’s volunteers have played a crucial role ensuring people in North Lincolnshire get the advice and support they need to get on with their lives.

Citizens Advice offers a wide range of voluntary roles including fundraising, advisers, administrators and trustees.

Olivia, 23, started volunteering at Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire while she was studying at university. She said:

“I get a real buzz out of helping people sort out problems that have been holding them back and the skills I’ve learned have really helped me develop confidence for my own career prospects.”

Alan Usher, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire, said:

“Our volunteers make a huge difference to people’s lives. They give up their free time to help people in their community, who may be going through problems, to get back on their feet. Volunteering is for everybody and it brings its own rewards. It’s a great way to meet people and learn skills. If you’d like to help people in your area and can spare a few hours, we’d love to hear from you.”

Nationally, 23,000 Citizens Advice volunteers help provide support in 2,900 locations across England and Wales – helping 2.7 million people every year.

Thanks to the contribution volunteers play in local Citizens Advice, 2 out of every 3 clients have their problem solved and 4 out of 5 say the advice received improved their lives.

 

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