Citizens Advice Harrow thanks its volunteers for their vital support during cost-of-living crisis
As the cost-of-living crisis bites, Citizens Advice Harrow has seen a huge number of enquiries from local people struggling to stay on top of household bills.
Thanks to the tireless dedication of its volunteers and staff, Citizens Advice Harrow has continued to give essential advice and crisis support to help people find a way forward.
As part of Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1 to 7 June 2023, Citizens Advice Harrow wants to thank its volunteers for their exceptional contribution to the charity and local community.
This year for Volunteers’ Week, we are organising free lunch EVERY DAY of Volunteer’s Week, as a small token of our appreciation.
29 volunteers at Citizens Advice Harrow contribute 161 hours each week.
In the last year Citizens Advice Harrow have dealt with 14,375 issues, mainly in debt, housing, benefit and employment. In the past year, we have made 23,435 activities and have generated an income gain of £988,013.
Veena, one of the volunteer Receptionists at Citizens Advice Harrow has volunteered for 9 years. They said:
Helping others is the best way to help myself with positive energy and greater understanding of the current socioeconomic situation in Harrow. I meet people from all walks of the community and understand their day-to-day difficulties.
Volunteering helps me with better physical and mental health. I feel helping others keeps me socially connected and energises me to face the challenges, I encounter in my personal life as a mother and a grandmother.
Tajinder Nijjar, Chief Executive Officer/Chair at Citizens Advice Harrow said:
We have an incredible team of volunteers who freely give their time and skills to ensure people in Harrow can get support in their time of need.
I’m particularly proud of the immense dedication they’ve shown during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, when demand for our service is so high. Their dedication and commitment to the local community knows no bounds.
We dealt with over 14,000 issues in the past year, and this wouldn’t have been possible without our fantastic team of volunteers.
Thank you for everything you do.
If you’re interested in finding out more about volunteering with Citizens Advice Harrow, visit our website www.citizensadviceharrow.org.uk/volunteering to download an application pack. No experience is required, full training and support is provided for volunteer roles.