Citizens Advice Hull and East Riding has continued giving advice to those in need throughout the coronavirus pandemic thanks to the tireless dedication of its staff and volunteers.
The team quickly rallied to ensure as many people as possible could be helped over the phone or webchat.
As part of Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1 to 7 June, Citizens Advice Hull and East Riding wants to thank volunteers for their contribution not only during this exceptional time, but throughout the year.
136 volunteers at Citizens Advice Hull and East Riding contribute approximately 7 hours each week, which amounts to over 50,000 hours per year.
In the last year, Citizens Advice Hull and East Riding has helped over 23,000 people with 120,000 of problems, such as debt, housing, benefit and employment issues.
Shelagh Devereux, volunteer adviser at Citizens Advice Hull and East Riding comments:
“I feel privileged to be part of a fantastic team which is really making a difference for people at a very difficult time.”
Lesley Thornley at Citizens Advice Hull and East Riding said:
“Throughout the year our wonderful volunteers contribute their time and energy to make a huge difference to people’s lives and help keep our vital service running.
“Whether they have been able to continue in their role recently, or have paused their volunteering, their support throughout the year has been truly invaluable.
“I cannot thank them enough for their continued dedication. We really couldn’t do it without them.”
If you’re interested in finding out more about volunteering with Citizens Advice Hull and East Riding contact our volunteer support team at email@example.com For more information about the types of roles we offer visit the national Citizens Advice website