Citizens Advice is marking 80 years of providing free, independent advice nationally. Citizens Advice was founded on 4th September 1939 — the day after World War II was declared. The day after World War II began, Citizens Advice opened in 200 locations. Advisers dealt with issues such as rationing, displacement and overcrowding and helped people to locate missing relatives.
Since then, the service has become a trusted household name. Last year it helped 2.7 million people across England and Wales in person, by phone, email or web chat.
Jenny Barnett, Chief Officer of Citizens Advice Lindsey, said: “Citizens Advice is celebrating #80yearsofadvice.
“Our advice changes lives because we are constantly adapting to the challenges people face, from broadband bills to Universal Credit. Whatever the problem, our amazing staff and volunteers do all they can to help people find their way forward. We are here for everyone and we will continue to help make things better.”
Volunteers at Citizens Advice help in roles such as giving our clients information and advice, raising funds, keeping the service running smoothly, and helping with the strategic direction of the organisation.
“Volunteers at Citizens Advice come from a range of backgrounds and ages,” Jenny added. “The benefits are many and our volunteers increase skills and confidence while meeting new people and making a positive difference to people’s lives.
“Our volunteers contribute their time and energy to make a huge difference to people’s lives and help keep our vital service running. If you’d like to help people in your community, and can spare a few hours a week, we’d love to hear from you.”
If you’re interested in finding out more about volunteering with Citizens Advice Lindsey or for more information about the types of roles on offer, visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk/lindsey.