10 great reasons to volunteer

  • Make a difference – it can be incredibly rewarding to contribute something to your community
  • Boost your confidence – if you have been out of the workplace for a while, and feel that your skills have got a but rusty, then being part of our team can bring you up to speed with new technologies and ways or working
  • Do something interesting and meaningful – Don’t let your spare time trickle away – fill it doing something interesting and challenging.
  • Meet new people – Tired of doing the same things with the same group of friends? Widen your circle and horizons by meeting people you might not normally encounter.
  • Improve your prospects – having volunteering on your CV demonstrates that you’re someone with initiative and a rounded life. Nearly one third of the volunteers who leave the service each year go on into paid work.
  • Get to know your community – Whether you’ve lived in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding Borough for twenty years or have just moved here as a student, you’ll develop a great feel for the people and the place at the CAB.
  • Put your talents to use – Use it or lose it! Got the gift of languages? Volunteer as an interpreter. A flair for design? Create PR and marketing campaigns. The possibilities are endless
  • Enjoy free training – CAB trainee advisors can gain a national QCF Legal Advice qualification through their training, and other skills like PR, campaigning and administration can be learnt on the job in a supportive environment.
  • Gain office-based work experience – Get ahead of the competition for jobs and university places with some real life experience. Law students, for example, can knock 6 months off their training contract by completing their training as an advisor
  • We need you! – over 90% of the people who work in the Tunbridge Wells and District CAB are volunteers. We simply wouldn’t be here for our clients without them

 

 

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