As we enter the final furlong of winter, you may be thinking about ways to improve your day-to-day life. You might be reviewing your list of New Year’s Resolutions, deciding to incorporate more fruit and veg into your diet, set up a regular savings plan, or maybe learn a new skill or hobby.

Perhaps you have realised that you have a few hours of spare time every week, and you want to make the most of it. Rather than a couple more hours spent watching the TV – or doing the housework! – you want to use that time to do something productive yet enjoyable.

Volunteering might be the perfect answer. People decide to become a volunteer for a myriad of reasons. Some want to help their local community. Others want to donate their time, instead of money, to a charity close to their heart. Yet more kind souls realise that life is not good, nor nice, nor even fair for others less fortunate in society.

Whatever the reason, becoming a volunteer is a truly useful and rewarding position. Not only do you perform a necessary and socially-responsible role, but you will discover new things about yourself, meet new friends and maybe even find a new career.

There has never been a higher need for individuals to volunteer. With the UK suffering a global pandemic for almost 2 years, and many experiencing reduced or unpredictable work and incomes, people suffering from anxiety or other mental health issues, families grieving from losing loved ones, and just the negative impact of dealing with so much uncertainty for such a long period.

At Citizens Advice Solihull Borough we are particularly keen to recruit more local friends to become part of our volunteer family. After a crushing year for vulnerable people in Solihull, our services are as important as ever. We are providing a wide range of support to a huge variety of people in need, and we need your help. If you can offer us just 6 hours a week, we can provide support, training and an opportunity to make a difference.

Our volunteering opportunities include providing advice and information, raising funds, research and campaigning, and simply talking to people over the phone.

To find out more, call 0121 779 6707 or visit our website: http://www.casb.org.uk/volunteering-2/

We look forward to welcoming you to the Citizens Advice Solihull Borough!

 

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