By choosing to volunteer with Airdrie CAB you’ll be giving something truly valuable back to the community. As a charity, our volunteers are essential to allow us to deliver the important work we do.
There are a broad range of volunteering roles available within Airdrie CAB, so you can use your knowledge, skills and experience where it matters most. From adviser roles to behind-the-scenes support, we’ll let you choose where you think you’ll make the greatest impact.
What are the benefits?
Volunteering is a fantastic way to stay active and involved in the local community. As a new member of our team, we know you’ll feel instantly at home. Let’s not forget the feel-good factor too! Giving people the information and advice they need to turn their lives around is definitely worth getting out of bed for. As well as making a big difference to people’s lives, you can also learn some valuable skills when volunteering with us. 42% of Citizens Advice Bureau volunteers go on to further education or employment. As a Citizens Advice Bureau adviser, you’ll be part of the wider Scottish Citizens Advice network and will have access to ongoing training and development. If you’d like to volunteer with Airdrie CAB or want to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.
Become a Volunteer Befriender
Are you a good listener, not quick to judge and reliable? Is that a yes...well we need you! Training and Support throughout your Befriending journey will be provided so that you feel fully equipped and prepared for your Befriending responsibilities. We are looking for a commitment of 1,2, or 3 mornings/afternoons a week. The matching process will look at all the information gathered on the Volunteer and the Client, so that personalities, interests and hobbies are all taken into account. Befriending may take place in the client's home, going for a coffee, attending an activity tailored to the clients personal needs/interests or attending an assessment appointment. There will be regular meetings between the Volunteer Coordinator and our team of Befrienders. As a Befriender your experience and opinions are invaluable to us, we are all committed to protecting the dignity and human rights of the vulnerable and socially isolated people in our community therefore we very much feel that a team people centred approach is the way forward.
Volunteer Befrienders will receive training and support at Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau. They will visit Befriendee's at their homes, going to events, meetings and outings in the community. Travel may include transport via car, bus, train.
If this is of interest to you, please get in touch.