Volunteering

Volunteering as an adviser with the CAB could be one of the most fulfilling roles you will ever have. The short video below might help you decide.  (If you would like to consider a role as a board member for the West Lothian CAB then click here (Board of Directors Recruitment) for more info.)

Volunteering from Scottish CAB Service on Vimeo.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with West Lothian CAB, or would like to find out more then you can call us to arrange an informal chat, fill in the form below or download our Word version of the application form, fill it in and send it back to us.

Volunteer Application Form  – Word version

Application Form – Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian

CAB is striving to be an Equal Opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from all people regardless of age, creed, gender, race, sexual orientation or disability.

CAB offer free confidential and impartial advice. Applicants must be willing to work within these principles and support the CAB equal opportunities policy.

Your details

Full name:

Address:

Telephone no:

Your email:

Your experience

Please say what you have been doing for the last few years. We are not looking for work experience. Caring for family members or being unemployed also brings useful experience.

Please describe any skills you have which may be relevant to administrative work. All sorts of skills and previous work experience are relevant; some examples could be dealing with the public, using the telephone, filing, interviewing.

You do not need formal qualifications to be an advice worker but we are interested in any education you have attained, including evening classes or training courses.

About you

Please say why you want to join CAB?

Are there any areas of advice work in which you have particular interest e.g. employment rights / welfare / benefits / disabled people?

Please tell us about any interests you have, leisure activities, community or voluntary interests.

Is there anything else you want to say about yourself?

Your availability

The successful operation of our bureau depends on the reliability and co-operation of its volunteers. We look for at least one full day or two half days (4 hours per session) commitment each week after basic training.

Please let us know what days you are available.

Typical Voluntary Positions (please indicate your preference)

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Referee

Name:

Address:

Telephone number:

Email:

Declaration:

I understand that when I undertake CAB work, I must complete a CAB basic training course and agree to be bound by the existing confidentiality.

We ask all applicants to come to an interview. You will be contacted as soon as this can be arranged. Please let us know if you have any special requirements – disabled access for example - and we will do our best to assist.