Volunteering has been at the heart of North Bristol Advice Centre since it opened its doors 30 years ago – and today we have a thriving team of volunteers carrying out a number of roles across the service.
With us our volunteers have the opportunity to share their skills and experience, develop new skills, grow in confidence, make new contacts and friendships whilst getting involved in a local project and making a difference.
To view our current volunteering opportunities, apply or make an enquiry, please click here.
Volunteers have told us
"I have gained enormous satisfaction from helping people to gain precious IT skills. It has given me great pleasure to see their progress and their increasing confidence over time."
"Volunteering at NBAC has, genuinely, made a huge difference to my life. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to get involved."
We offer a range of varied and interesting volunteering opportunities and all our volunteers receive full induction and training appropriate for their role. Please note: we ask all volunteers to commit to supporting us for at least six months.
Advice Support Volunteer
This varied role involves supporting advisers in progressing case work. You will make applications for crisis loans or charity grants, support clients to apply for benefits, complete forms and identify further needs.
Advice Support Volunteer: Debt
If you would like make a huge difference to people in financial hardship, we have the perfect role for you. As a debt advice support volunteer you will help our debt advisers in progressing casework, assist with making charity applications for bankruptcy fees and other needs, make applications to Bristol Wessex Waters' Restart and Assist schemes to address water arrears, and more.
Community Support Volunteer
Our team of community support volunteers visit isolated older people living in North Bristol, in their homes, to provide support to help them stay independent. The support will include helping people with household budgeting/managing their money and offering information on local activities and services. Find out more about this varied and rewarding role at Community Support at Home.
If you are looking to offer office skills or gain experience in an office environment, our friendly admin team can provide training in a range of administrative functions. The role includes word processing, filing, data input, reception duties and general support to the NBAC admin team.
IT Mentor Volunteer
Are you at ease with computers and able to find your way around a variety of online sites? Our IT Mentors help people develop their computer skills and gain confidence using websites, social media sites and online tools. This rewarding role will also help you develop your teaching and mentoring skills.
This varied and interesting role involves helping promote North Bristol Advice Centre and its services in the local community. It includes distributing flyers, preparing displays, contacting local organisations and media and more.
Have a few hours to spare on a casual basis? Have a special skill you could share? We are always looking for people to help out with one-off activities or donate their expertise for special projects.