Volunteer  Our current volunteering opportunities

Enquiries about these roles:      recruitment@chelmsfordcab.org
Application form for all roles:       
Recruitment phone number:      01245 205657

Treasurer, one of the team of Trustees of Citizens Advice
  • We are looking for a Treasurer to join our team of Trustees.
  • We are a charity, supported by local, government and charitable money, so our finances are often a focus.
  • We’re looking for someone that can lead us in those aspects of our finances but also is in tune with our purpose as a service for the local community.

Law Clinic Assistant
  • The Chelmsford Law Clinic aims to provide free, independent, confidential and impartial legal advice to everyone within the community and surrounding areas of Chelmsford. We are looking for a volunteer for one full day per week. Ideally Friday from 9am to 4.30pm.
  • Assist with daily enquiries by email and phone.
  • Booking clients and liaising with solicitors.

Graphic Designer
  • Assist in the development and implementation of our graphic design strategy in order to improve our marketing efforts.
  • Assist with daily enquiries by email and phone.
  • Work closely with management, and marketing and recruitment section.

Cost of Living Adviser
  • Cost of Living Adviser work gives people a basic financial education to help them make better budgeting,
    borrowing, saving and banking decisions. It aims to encourage people to manage their finances more effectively
    and help people take control before they reach crisis point.
  • Cost of Living Advisers are financial coaches: people who guide others through making
    financial decisions. To coach, you need to figure out where your client’s at financially and then
    create a plan to help them identify and achieve their goals.

Social Media Specialist
  • Assist in the development and implementation of our Social Media strategy in order to increase our online presence and improve our marketing efforts.
  • Work closely with management, research & campaigns and recruitment sections.

Web Designer
  • Working with website clients to keep Chelmsford Citizens Advice’s websites up to date and well maintained.
  • Creating new WordPress websites from time to time that conform with responsive design and Citizens Advice’s design guidelines.

  • Get trained to work with our clients to help them resolve their problems.
  • This can be in person, over the phone, by email or webchat.

  • Receptionists are an integral part of the team, managing ‘front-of-house’ on the basis of information provided by the advice session supervisor.

  • Trustees are volunteers who are expected to use their skills, knowledge and experience to help guide and govern their local Citizens Advice. They work with the Chief Executive and other staff to shape strategy and give direction.

Chelmsford Citizens Advice Bureau is always keen to hear from volunteers who are willing to help deliver our services.

Find out more about the various volunteer roles that exist in Citizens Advice.

Why volunteer?

Make a difference

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

Boost your confidence

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

Do something interesting

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.

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 here for 20 years or have just moved in as a student, you’ll develop a great feel for the people.

Put your talents to use

Use it or lose it! Got the gift of languages? Volunteer as an interpreter. A flair for design? Create reception displays. The possibilities are endless.

Enjoy free training

Citizens Advice trainee advisers can gain a nationally recognised 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 volunteering as an adviser.

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.

See also our Salaried vacancies.


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