CAB ready to recruit new volunteer team
Citizens Advice Bureau Awareness Week for 2017 is March 16-22 . It’s a way to publicise the services we provide. Last year, nationwide, 2400 CAB volunteers helped with 520,000 client enquiries. In Cambridge we have about 35 volunteers. We are not a government agency or connected to any business organisations. Staff are policechecked volunteers from the community. They undertake initial and ongoing training to complement their own skills and knowledge. If staff do not know the answer, they know how to search for the information the client may need. Our website www.cab.org provides information on all manner of topics and is regularly updated.
The service is free to all, whether you are a New Zealander, a visitor from overseas, young or old. Our purpose is to ensure clients are aware of their rights and responsibilities and about services that can help. We are able to provide a listening ear for those situations where you just don’t know how to proceed. If English is not your first language, there’s a good chance we’ll be able to help you in your own language as our service is available in 25 different languages via CAB language link.
You might think your problem is too small to bring to the CAB, but staff are happy to help you with them. We are always looking for new volunteers and training is provided. So if you are looking for a new challenge contact the CAB office.