VOLUNTEERING

Would you like to make a difference to your community?

The Independent Advice Centre is looking for volunteers to fill various vacancies,offering you the chance to be part of a caring, valued and happy team.

Volunteer Debt Advisors

We have several vacancies for volunteer Debt Advisors.

In this role you will assist clients to get a clear picture of their financial situation, ensure correct entitlement to benefits where appropriate and negotiate with creditors up to and including bankruptcy. The ideal candidate would be comfortable dealing with clients and other agencies in person, by telephone and letter. You will have an empathetic, non judgemental approach and will value accuracy and attention to detail. Volunteers will be expected to take both external and in house training to meet the requirements of the role and will receive ongoing support from our experienced mentoring team. Full training will be given on the software programmes used by the IAC. Volunteers must be available for 2 sessions per week, either morning or afternoon.

Good Neighbour Vacancies

Deputy Co-ordinator

Report to and assist our Good Neighbour Scheme co-ordinator in all aspects of managing the scheme. In particular you would co-ordinate appropriate allocation of clients, tasks & volunteers, maintain a liaison point with clients and volunteers and assess ongoing client situations.

Good Neighbour Volunteers

Could you befriend a lonely person?
Do you have DIY or admin skills?
Are you interested in helping people who are going through a time when they need a little extra support?

Driver Vacancies

People who have their own car and would be willing to transport clients to and from the Wantage and Grove Day Centres. Petrol costs will be reimbursed at 40p per mile.

Anytime given for the Good Neighbour or Driver posts is very flexible and entirely up to the volunteer.

All applicants will need to complete a CRB check.

If you would like to join this ‘special team’ then please Contact one of the following:

      • Wendy Watson Joint Operations Manager and Transport Lead
      • Lisa Benge Joint Operations Manager and Advice Services Lead
      • Helen Bailey Good Neighbour Co-Ordinator.

01235 765348

help@wantageadvice.org.uk

16 Market Place, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8AE
(Behind Barclays Bank)

The Advice Centre is a registered charity, 2770992.