• 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 in Birmingham for 20 years or have just moved here as a student, you’ll develop a great feel for the people and the place at a CAB.
  • 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 - CAB trainee advisors can gain a national Citizens Advice certificate through their training.  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.
  • 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.