COLUMN: Volunteers are needed at High Peak charity

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Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts is here in Buxton with the aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.

We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

We are a registered charity and over the past year we have helped over 2,200 local people who approached us with a wide variety of different problems. These range from employment, housing, debt, benefits to relationship issues.

We are based in the heart of Buxton are staffed by a team of trained volunteers and experienced supervisors.

We need your help and are looking for volunteers who can help us with our reception on Thursdays.

This is a really crucial role and you would be greeting clients and other visitors, answering the phone, ensuring clients know what is happening and how long they have to wait, explain the services available, print out leaflets, maintain the reception area and enter information on to a computer.

It’s not just about helping our clients - volunteering can bring many benefits to volunteers themselves… this is what a few of the people in our team say…

“I honestly don’t think I would have secured my job without my volunteer experience at Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts.”

“I have increased in confidence...in terms of talking to different people and in front of others.”

So why not come and join us? Come and help make a difference!

If you would be interested in this role please call on 0115 930 4400 or email us at helen.axford@ddcab.org.uk and we will get back in touch with you.

You can also call in to see us at our Buxton office on Spring Gardens and leave your details there so that we can contact you back.

For the most up-to-date advice, please visit our Citizens Advice public site at www.citizensadvice.org.uk.

Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts offers free, confidential and independent advice on any subject and you can call in to see us in person or contact us by telephone.