Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth (CAML) is looking for energetic, talented and committed individuals to join its Board of Trustees. At the moment the Board is made up of seven trustees, and we are looking to appoint up to another three people who can bring additional specialist skills/experiences, particularly in communications, charity fundraising and legal. Please click here to read the supporting information and find out how to apply.
CAML is a friendly and professional charity with a fantastic team of staff and volunteers. Although this is a new role, CAML’s Fundraising committee successfully hosted CAML’s first Fundraising Week in September 2021 and is planning for the future. We are looking for 2 or 3 Community Fundraising Volunteers to support us with this work going forward. Membership of the Committee is fun and rewarding in equal measures! The Committee meets quarterly, with Fundraising Volunteers taking the lead on agreed community fundraising projects reporting to a CAML staff member. Please click here to read the supporting information and find out how to apply.
A recent major research study for NCVO found that ‘wanting to improve things or help people’ is the most common reason people started volunteering. However, for younger people, it is also about gaining new skills.
Here are some of the reasons people choose to volunteer:
To give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly
To make a difference to the lives of others
To help the environment
To help others less fortunate or without a voice
To feel valued and part of a team
To spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
To gain confidence and self-esteem.
Our thanks to NCVO for permissions
Build Your Experience
At CAML our volunteering opportunities can give you an insight into the work that we do, which is relevant to many college and university courses, such as Law, Social Sciences and more.
Add to your CV by learning about issues such as housing, benefits, debt, employment or family relationships and social policy.
We will probably be able to fit your volunteering around your study or work commitments. If you need to take a break for exams or coursework, that’s no problem. We might even be able to find you alternative Citizens Advice locations, if you need to be out of our area.