Citizens Advice in plea for volunteers

Volunteers are needed by the Citizens Advice Services at Corby and Kettering.

A recruitment session is being held on Monday, starting at 10am, at Kettering Council’s offices in Bowling Green Road, in the town.

The service says that at a time of high unemployment, increasing economic pressure and cuts to public services, the contribution made by volunteers is needed more than ever.

People can volunteer for a number of roles including advisers and receptionists and to help out with marketing, campaigning, finance, IT, administration, media relations, publicity, or even sitting on the trustee board.

Bureau chief officer of Citizens Advice Services in Corby and Kettering, Debbie Egan, said: “As a result of the many recent reforms and cuts to services, as well as the biggest shake-up of welfare benefits for decades, there is a huge demand for the advice and policy influence Citizens Advice Bureaux staff and volunteers provide.

“Our volunteers give more than £110m worth of hours a year between them. They embed a bureau into its local community. Without their passion and generosity the service would struggle to survive, and the cost to the economy of unresolved problems would soar.

“We would like to thank Kettering Council for its help and generosity in providing and adapting our new premises in Kettering which makes it possible for us to recruit more volunteers, which in return allows us to help more people resolve their problems”.

To secure your place at the recruitment session call Clare Smith on 01536 265501 or 01536 482281 or email