Found 6th Jun 2009
Ok its not as exciting as it sounds but its an interview for the Citizens advice bureau to do voluntary work. Im out of work at the moment and been looking since january so i figured rather than doss around doing nothing and looking for jobs I can have something to do every day and have the chance of possibly getting a permanent paid job in the CAB as well as looking for work elsewhere.

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could you please let me know how you get on, have been thinking of doing this myself, if they will fit in with my kids


ooops and good luck x

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yes no problem although if you pm me after the interview it would be easier because i will forget! my interview is on the 16th of june.
As i am claiming JSA i can only work up to 16 hours a week,

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ok added this to my subscribed threads in the hope i will remember, but im sure you will post to say how you got on, do you mind me asking, did you just write to them to offer your services

Original Poster

well i applied to two CAB offices. The one i have got the interview for I have a friend in there who told me that they were looking for volunteers so i applied, he would not have had a say as to whether i get an interview or not. I didnt hand in a cv I completed an application form and sent it to them.

give them a ring and ask if they have any voluntary jobs available.

good luck ! i work full time in the nhs but volunteer in a womens refuge and its the most rewarding thing Ive done (apart from my kids ) it can also be heartbreaking too . there are lots of volunteering jobs for different things :thumbsup:

well done and i think you will find it really interesting. My friend started as a volunteer for victim support and now runs an office for criminal injuries etc and is on a very good wage.:thumbsup:

great news and initiative unlike some lazy bums on this forum :thumbsup:

Original Poster

thanks for the replies. How i see it is, it could either turn into a full blown paid job, or its something to add to my cv and it keeps me busy!

brettytopbanana;5419574

thanks for the replies. How i see it is, it could either turn into a full … thanks for the replies. How i see it is, it could either turn into a full blown paid job, or its something to add to my cv and it keeps me busy!



it will always go in your favour on a cv ...keeps you occupied and shows future employers you aren't a lazy bum lol

Hi Betty, i joined the cab as a volunteer just after christmas..I am still training but have my cab certificate 4 day training course this month ,then i should be let loose advising on my own..There is a lot to learn,I work full time so i can only manage to give them about 8 hrs a week at the moment, but i love it ..

Bretty not Betty!!:giggle:

Good for you btb, you might also find it both informative and interesting.:thumbsup:

chesso;5420064

Bretty not Betty!!:giggle:Good for you btb, you might also find it both … Bretty not Betty!!:giggle:Good for you btb, you might also find it both informative and interesting.:thumbsup:



Oooops sorry had a couple of glasses of wine and cooking the dinner so running in and out..

good luck mate, this will give you the confidence for when you get back into work as well as helping people:thumbsup:

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brettytopbanana;5417817

well i applied to two CAB offices. The one i have got the interview for I … well i applied to two CAB offices. The one i have got the interview for I have a friend in there who told me that they were looking for volunteers so i applied, he would not have had a say as to whether i get an interview or not. I didnt hand in a cv I completed an application form and sent it to them.give them a ring and ask if they have any voluntary jobs available.



you cannot never got hold of our cab office, will see when its open and go down :thumbsup:

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blondemoment;5420049

Hi Betty, i joined the cab as a volunteer just after christmas..I am … Hi Betty, i joined the cab as a volunteer just after christmas..I am still training but have my cab certificate 4 day training course this month ,then i should be let loose advising on my own..There is a lot to learn,I work full time so i can only manage to give them about 8 hrs a week at the moment, but i love it ..



thats great news!

Once you have your certificate will you get paid?
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