Where is the justice?
If you ve ever asked yourself that question then maybe you should think about volunteering with Citizens Advice Milton Keynes
They are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people who are committed to fighting discrimination and injustice.
As one of the Research and Campaigns Volunteers you'll help them campaign on local and national issues - Lack of affordable housing, discrimination in employment, irresponsible lending from payday loan companies - they're just some of the problems they tackle every day.
You'll be volunteering with the Research and Campaigns Co-ordinator and team of volunteers to identify local issues and run campaigns. You could be gathering evidence to back up a report, looking for clients to do media interviews or writing letters to the local MP.
You'll be gaining valuable work experience and helping other people at the same time. Researchers are as vital to the organisation as any advice giving role. Without them they could not demonstrate the impact this important service has on the many thousands of people in Milton Keynes who use it every year
Main tasks include -
Contacting clients via telephone, letter or e-mail to establish details of their case.
Develop case studies from client interviews that can be fed into national and local campaigns.
Using case management system to research potential cases for further investigation.
Volunteering with the coordinator to draft articles and press releases to highlight the work of the organisation to local media.
Meeting with other volunteers to promote research and campaign activities within the organisation; Have a good telephone manner and strong interpersonal skills
Be able to use a computer and basic MS Office packages.
Be able to read and write English
Be able to work as part of a team
Be able to research topics and write reports on your own.
Be open minded and non judgemental
Enjoy helping people
Commit to a minimum of 8 hrs per week.