Volunteer with CARF

 

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Why do it?

People volunteer with CARF for all kinds of reasons. What they share is a desire to help those in their community in need.

  • Over 60% of the CARF team are trained volunteers.  They are the lifeblood of the organisation
  • In 2014/15 volunteers donated almost 24,000 hours of their time across Fife.  The service simply could not run without this amazing contribution.  With more volunteers we could help even more clients
  • Our volunteers are recruited from all age groups and backgrounds
  • We have lots of experience in training, supporting and developing volunteers so you can be sure there's always someone around to support you
  • 15 volunteers moved into paid employment or further education in 2014/15, assisted by the training and expertise provided by CARF
  • All volunteers are reimbursed for out-of-pocket travel expenses.  If you are in receipt of benefits, volunteering won't affect your entitlement.
  • Stimulating place to volunteer, with lots of different things to do
  • You can learn new skills and improve your confidence
  • Our comprehensive bureau training and supervision programmes mean you’ll get lots of support along the way
  • You’ll get a buzz from helping yourself and those around you
  • You’ll meet new and interesting people
  • Lots of people who have been Citizens Advice Bureau volunteers move on to paid work or further education
  • You can help in a way that suits the time you can spare and the skills you can offer
  • If you’re looking for a job, volunteering in a bureau won’t affect your benefits.

See our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

What’s in it for you?

Volunteering at CARF is interesting, challenging and stimulating.  But most of all, it's incredibly rewarding.

  • You'll receive comprehensive training to enable you to undertake your chosen role
  • You'll have the full support of your team, whatever role you choose
  • You'll get the chance to use your existing skills and experience, as well as develop new skills
  • You'll get the satisfaction and fulfilment that comes from knowing you helped when someone really needed it.

There are lots of ways you can help.  You could advise clients, provide administrative support or help us campaign for change through social policy work.  More information on available roles can be found here.  If none of these roles quite fit but you think you've got skills that could benefit us, then get in touch anyway for a chat about the possibilities.