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Spotlight on: Volunteering
Volunteering is at the heart of the Scottish CAB Service, with more than 2,000 people giving their invaluable time and experience each week to keep Scotland's bureaux running. We rely on volunteers not only to deliver advice and information, but also to help manage each CAB (each is an independent charity) and provide support services such as administration, IT, marketing and promotion and fundraising activities.
What about you - have you thought about volunteering in your local bureau?
3 Nov 2021
by Rory Mair CBE, Chair of CAS.
This column was first published in the Herald on 3 November 2021.
2 Jun 2021
by Annabelle Ridley, former CAS Head of Training
This column was first published in the Herald on 02 June 2021.
24 Feb 2021
MSPs from across Scotland will recognise the impact of the Citizens Advice network in Scotland in a special members’ business debate at Holyrood today.
Issue 8 of the Citizens Advice Scotland network magazine
Publication date: April 2022
Welcome to the Spring 2022 edition of Voice Magazine.
As we all return to a more normal working life, we talk to Renfrewshire CAB about the innovative approaches they have taken to fill unfunded roles and to welcome new volunteers into the bureau. In this issue we also take a look at the range of work taking place across the network to help people in Scotland address the current cost of living crisis. We talk to Edinburgh CAB colleagues about how they approached our recent Debt Happens campaign and we speak to Aberdeen and Fife about how they have built relationships and forged partnerships with their local authorities to the benefit of clients.
We meet some of the new Advice Services Team who explain how they hope to work with the network and we offer up some top tips for getting some local media coverage for your bureaux and promoting the great work you do.
Issue 7 of the Citizens Advice Scotland network magazine
Publication date: December 2021
Here is the Autumn/Winter 2021 edition of Voice. In this issue we focus on some if the green issues that we have all been thinking about in the wake of COP26. We hear from colleagues who attended the climate summit and learn a bit about their roles there. Patrick Harvie MSP shares his thoughts on the event and tells us how we, as a network, can support Net Zero ambitions. We also take a look at a range of energy related issues - from the BESW campaign to fuel poverty and rising energy costs. The Increase Volunteering project team gave us the low down on how they ae supporting training and Roxburgh CAB are ahead of the game in helping their local community to comply with upcoming fire and smoke alarm regulations.
Issue 6 of the Citizens Advice Scotland network magazine
Publication date: August 2021
Issue 5 of the Citizens Advice Scotland network magazine
Publication date: April 2021