Volunteering Opportunities with Citizens Advice Calderdale

Do you know of any young people aged 16-18 who may like to volunteer for a national charity?

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation for Calderdale through the #iwill project and The Big Lottery, Citizens Advice Calderdale are offering a chance to improve employment skills whilst making a difference to people living in Calderdale.

Citizens Advice Bureau Calderdale have a range of activities to get involved in including social media and research and campaigns with the flexibility to decide what you want to do, how often and where you’d like to work.

Existing volunteers support the charity through photography, website development and literature design.

Why not get a small group of friends and work on a project together?

If you or a young relative are interested then go to our website https://calderdalecab.org.uk/contact-us/ and fill in your details to start making a difference. Remember to put #iwill in the enquiry box.

If you’d rather call then contact 01422 351111.

Citizens Advice New Telephone Number

Citizens Advice Bureau Calderdale will be changing telephone number from Monday 1 October. The new number will be 0300 330 9048. 

The number will still be answered by local advisers who are available from Monday to Friday 9:30am-1:00pm and on Tuesday 4:00pm-5:30pm.

The locally based Telephone Advice Line is delivered by a team of volunteers and paid staff with many years experience in dealing with clients’ problems.

The majority of our clients now use the Telephone Advice Line as their first point of contact either getting full advice immediately or receiving appointments for specialist advice.

Make a Difference with Citizens Advice Calderdale

Citizens Advice Calderdale need a range of volunteers to help in both support and client facing roles.

In particular need are receptionists / admin staff on Mondays from 9:30am-1:30pm.

As part of Volunteer Week (1-7 June) CAB are holding a Volunteer Open Day at the stall in the Borough Market on Wednesday 6 June, 10:00am-2:00pm so call in and have an informal chat to see how you might enjoy helping.

If you have at least one day a week available and would like to help clients directly then maybe a role as a telephone assessor would be something for you.

If you enjoy research and writing reports then maybe helping with our Research and Campaigns might be something you’d like.

Contact the Volunteer and Training Officer on 01422 351111 or e-mail on Halifax.office@calderdalecab.org.uk

Citizens Advice Drop-in Moving to Borough Market

In response to client feedback Citizens Advice Calderdale will be relocating the Harrison Road Drop In to Halifax Borough Market (opposite TESCO) starting on Monday 8 January 2018.

Opening times and further details to follow.

Free Advice and Help from Citizens Advice Calderdale

NOW AVAILABLE!

Free Advice and Help from Citizens Advice Calderdale for adults who have a learning disability and their parents and carers at: Pennine Magpie Unit 4a Calderdale Business Park Club Lane Halifax HX2 8DB

To book an appointment phone 01422 383550

Citizens Advice Calderdale can help with:

  • Filling in forms
  • Welfare benefits issues
  • Money problems and budgeting
  • Employment problems
  • Housing issues
  • Maximising your Income and much more

For more information visit www.calderdalecab.org.uk

Volunteer opportunities with Citizens Advice Calderdale

cabCitizens Advice Calderdale have a variety of volunteer opportunities available including Telephone and face to face Assessors, Information Assistants and receptionists.

You must be free to attend 2 training sessions a week based in both Todmorden and Halifax- Travel costs will be provided.

If you’re interested, please email Volunteer@calderdalecab.org.uk or call 01422 330 104 and leave a message.

Community Grants Panel Ballot Results

The Small Grants Panel Ballot has now taken place and the votes have provided a conclusive result with a warm welcome given to the following Panel representatives:

Communities of Interests Representative:
Pat Akerman of Heath Stroke Club Care Services

Community Groups Representative:
Brian Mansfield of Elland & District Partnership

Other Voluntary Organisations Representative:
Susan Thorpe of Citizens Advice Calderdale

If you have any queries regarding the Small Grants Scheme please contact Steve Martin on 01422 392317

The next deadline for Small Grants (up to £3000) and Community Festival & Events Fund (up to £5000) is Tuesday 3 May 2016. Information and application forms can be found at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/community/grants/voluntarygroups/index.html