Volunteer Adviser

Volunteer Adviser

Ongoing role
J68139
At a glance

Skills

  • Advice / Advocacy
  • Social care / Counselling
  • Teaching / Education

Where

Brecon, LD3 9BU
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? 25 miles

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week or over 7 hours / week
The office is open four mornings a week from 10.00 to 13.00. Advisers would normally attend a minimum of one session a week.

Deadline

31 Oct 2020

Volunteer Advisers support our clients by assessing their needs, helping the client to access the information they need, investigate the problem in detail, and then discuss possible options. 

What will you be doing?

As a volunteer Adviser you will:

  • Use your skills and experiences to help clients resolve a wide variety of issues they are facing
  • Receive volunteer training
  • Be part of a friendly and supportive charity team
  • Develop transferable skills for employment, training or other volunteering opportunities
  • Develop knowledge of some of our key enqui

What are we looking for?

Good interpersonal and communication skills are really necessary. You will need the ability to gather and analyse information, use online resources as well as be organised and reliable. Supported by other members of our team, you will build up knowledge as you gather experience and become familiar with a variety of available resources used when researching clients’ issues. DBS disclosure is required for this role.

The position of volunteer adviser does require someone from a professional background (three years experience). For example we currently have teachers, accountants and newsreaders amongst our advisers.

What difference will you make?

People with problems will receive all the advice and help they need in an attempt to mitigate the difficulties they face. It could be helping soemone faced with debt problems negitaiate a path to becoming solvent again or helping someone who has little or no understanding of the welfare benefits obtain the monies they are entilted to.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Becoming an adviser will provide a rewarding experience of helping the people of Brecon who are less fortunate. Along the way  good interpersonal and communication skills will be obtained as will the ability to gather and analyse information, use online resources as well as be organised and reliable.

Before you apply

Causes
  • Counselling / advice
  • Brecon Advice Centre is an independent organisation providing general advice that is free, confidential and impartial to the people of Brecon and the surrounding area. It is available for everyone...