Apply to be a volunteer.. you will not regret it!!
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Gateshead – 18 May 2016
I can not praise the CAB enough for the opportunity they gave me and the training I received.
Training is very comprehensive but also enjoyable; so much to learn and I dare say you could work in the service for the rest of your life and you would still learn something new everyday.
Hence, it can be intense with lots of information to source but you have your supervisor support on hand to help you stay focussed and reduce the 'overload' of information.
The management and training team are brilliant and they value ALL their staff and this reflects in the friendly and supportive environment in which everyone works.
The 'workers' on the frontline who deal with clients every day treat you as part of the team from day one and they are fun to work with.
There is never one typical day at work as the issues that the service users present with are so different and varied.
If you are looking for some work experience to improve your employability or you would like to enhance your current skills and knowledge then this is for you!
You will have 'social issues' coming out of your ears.. but it is so interesting you might even want to campaign!!
If you need to increase your confidence and get back in to work this is also for you, there is support all the way.
Or if you are retiring and would like to keep your brain ticking and do something for your local community this is for YOU!