Student Volunteering

Use your skills to make a difference while studying

Citizens Advice needs you

We are seeing more people coming to us for help with the cost of living crisis, needing our support with managing energy costs, budgeting and debts. Last year we helped 9,346 people with their problems. As a charity, we can’t do what we do without our amazing team of volunteers.

Whether it’s giving people the advice they need to move forward or campaigning on issues close to your heart, there are many fulfilling, volunteering opportunities with Citizens Advice East Berkshire.

Why volunteer with us?

Develop Your Career

Build confidence, gain valuable experience and discover new learning opportunities in a rewarding and fulfilling role.

Help Your Community

Make a valuable contribution to the work that we do and positively impact people's lives during the cost of living crisis.

Learn New Skills

We give full training to all our volunteers and welcome all levels of experience. You'll meet new people and get to know your community.

How can you help?

You can volunteer with us in lots of ways, not just in giving advice. We have opportunities in the following areas:

  • Assessors
  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Admin and customer support
  • Research and campaign work
  • Fundraising

We are inclusive, welcoming and flexible so that you can volunteer in a way that suits you. Whatever your skill set, contact us to see how you can make a real difference to people’s lives.

Volunteering in action

“I started volunteering at Citizens Advice East Berkshire whilst studying for my degree. As a law graduate, I found the training interesting, but applying this to real life situations and helping people at the same time was invaluable.

My volunteering experience became a point of conversation during job interviews and helped me to get my position as a legal assistant. In addition to this, it made my mum really proud! I’d highly recommend volunteering at Citizens Advice.”

Dimitri Naumenko-Pronin, Law Student, Royal Holloway University

Come and join us

Whether you are looking to do something meaningful during your gap year or earn credits for your degree course, volunteering at Citizens Advice East Berkshire can offer you a rewarding, career-progressing experience.
We value all experiences and backgrounds, and need a mix of skills to deliver our services. If you want to make a real difference and can commit to 8 hours of work a week then we’d love to hear from you.