This a new volunteering role for the charity. As a Community Engagement Volunteer you will support the development and implementation of fundraising events and initiatives, be a member of CAML’s Fundraising Committee, liaise with local businesses to establish connections and potential sponsorship, represent CAML at local events, raise awareness of CAML as a charity and how people can support us, and Contribute to discussions on how to improve CAML’s wider fundraising strategy. Please click here to read the supporting information and find out how to apply.
Information Volunteers have an important and varied role, supporting our Information Manager, Advice Supervisors and Advice team with client liaison and client administration. Information Volunteers greet and support clients as they enter the building, dealing with initial enquiries and getting those with scheduled appointments booked in on our system. Information Volunteers also support the Advice Team with administration. Please click here to read the supporting information and find out how to apply.
Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth (CAML) supports clients over the phone, face-to-face and online, providing both information and advice, as well as signposting when required. Volunteer Assessors conduct short face-to-face interviews with our clients, where they explore the concerns that clients have come to us for help with. Please click here to read the supporting information and find out how to apply.
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.
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.
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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.