We need people of all ages and backgrounds.

There is a real team spirit here at CAB Harlow, and we provide a supportive environment to make sure that you get the most out of your time with us.

Above all, it’s a chance to make a real difference.

By volunteering for CAB you’ll be playing an active part in improving the lives of millions of people,

Being a CAB volunteer provides an opportunity to learn new skills and to develop existing ones.

Many of the volunteers who leave the service each year have been able ot use their experience to obtain paid work. If you decide to become a CAB adviser your , and is recognised and valued throughout the advice sector.Also the bureaux will cover any travel costs you have to pay.

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a number of areas, including communication, dealing with the public, clerical and IT skills. You will also increase your self-confidence through practical in the work place experience.

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Ten good reasons to volunteer


  1. Make a difference It can be incredibly rewarding to contribute something non-financial to a cause you care about.

  2. Boost your confidence Trying something new and getting out of your comfort zone every now and then can do wonders for your confidence levels.

  3. Do something interesting Don’t let your spare time trickle away – fill it doing something interesting and challenging.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Get to know your community Whether you’ve lived in a town for 20 years or have just moved there as a student, you’ll develop a great feel for the people and the place at a CAB.

  7. Put your talents to use Use it or lose it! Got the gift of languages? Volunteer as an interpreter. The possibilities are endless.

  8. Enjoy free training Adviser training is accredited by the Open College Network, and other skills like PR, campaigning and administration can be learnt on the job in a supportive environment.

  9. 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 volunteering as an adviser.

  10. We need you! Seventy five per cent of the people who work in the Citizens Advice service are volunteers, and we simply wouldn’t be here for our clients without them.