Applying

Fill in your details on our enquiry form. The bureau will then contact you to talk through options. Discuss with them the role you are interested in and when you can start.

Not all opportunities may be currently available. Depending on the role there may be a waiting list for those interested in some positions depending on the current placements.

If you are interested in training as an adviser, there may be a slight delay before the bureau is able to take on new trainees – simply to ensure that you receive the highest quality resources, support and personal attention.

When/ what times can I volunteer?

The Bureaux is currently only open during office hours. If you work full time and are therefore never available during the day it is unlikely you will be able to train as an adviser, although we may in the future run weekend and evening sessions. Other roles are more flexible in the times that you can volunteer. You'll need to discuss the details with your local bureau when they contact you.

Are there certain skills I need to be a CAB volunteer?

It will depend on which role you are interested in. All advisers receive comprehensive free training so do not need any previous qualifications or experience. However, you will need to be open-minded, non-judgemental, be able to listen, learn, and work in a team. In most other roles, volunteers will usually need some form of prior experience. However, bureaux are learning environments and volunteering in any role will give you the chance to develop your skills.

I work full time, can I still volunteer?

Volunteering as an adviser generally needs to be done during normal office hours. Trustee boards members tend to meet in the evenings so trusteeship can be particularly suitable for people who work full time.

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