There are thousands of volunteers working in citizens advice bureaux all over Scotland, performing all sorts of tasks. If all CAB volunteers were paid the average hourly wage for the time they give to their local bureau each year, we estimate that the cost would be more than £6 million. That’s quite a bill!
Why volunteer in the CAB?
There are lots of reasons why you might want to volunteer for your local bureau – here are just some of them.
- No matter what role you’re in, you’ll find it really rewarding
- It’s a really stimulating place to volunteer, and there are lots of different things to do
- There are lots of ways you can help that will suit the time you have to spare and the skills you’ve got to offer
- You can learn more skills and improve your confidence
- Lots of people who’ve been CAB volunteers move on to paid work or further education
- You can get a buzz from helping yourself and those around you
- It’s rewarding and good fun
- Bureau training and supervision programmes mean you’ll get lots of support along the way
- You'll meet lots of interesting people volunteering in a bureau
- If you're looking for a job, working in a bureau won't affect your benefits
Find out more and apply online
You can read more about the different volunteer roles on the site - see the menu on the left. Or contact your local CAB to find out about volutneer vacancies in your local bureau. You can also apply online.
Different kinds of people have different motivations for why they are CAB volunteers - and get different rewards, too. There are links to leaflets about the value of volunteering to different groups below.