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MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO PEOPLES LIVES

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and enhance your CV at the same time and volunteering with us means you will be helping to make a real difference to our clients and their families. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and would love to welcome you to our small and dedicated team.

Jess Keilthy | St Lukes Advice Service Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Volunteer Opportunities at St Luke's Advice Service

We are always keen to hear from anyone who may be interested in the key roles below, however ifyou have another skill you feel could benefit our small charity then do get in touch.

If you have ½ a day a week and can commit to a minimum of 12 months you could join us as a Benefits Adviser. Full training is given, and no experience is required. All we ask for is an empathetic nature and clear legible handwriting. You would be welcome to come and visit our office to find out more.

If you have experience in financial services and/ or money advice and you can commit to ½ a day a week for a minimum of 12 months, we would love to hear from you. Joining our debt team, you would receive full money adviser accredited training and work directly with clients, helping find solutions that work best for them. If you would like to meet one of our money advice team to find out more then please get in touch.

Want to volunteer but can’t make a regular weekly commitment? We are currently looking for volunteers to support our client’s at benefit appeal tribunals. You need no experience to do this, the role is simply to provide moral support during the tribunal, help to make sure they understand what is being asked of them

Not all of our roles are client facing and if you have a few hours to spare each week we would love to have you onboard to help our office run smoothly.

If you have experience in fundraising, particularly in identifying and applying for funds and grants then we would love to hear from you.

A few words from our volunteers

St Luke's was a fascinating place to volunteer. I have lived in Brighton for several years as a student and whilst aware of the homelessness and financial hardship experienced by many I didn't really have any idea of the real impact. Helping the organisation to run, and in turn helping the clients, provided the perspective I needed. Not to mention I got to work alongside some lovely volunteers and staff! Personally, the administration experience really helped me in interviews further down the line.

Mike

Our clients come to the advice service seeking help and support as many people find day to day activities a huge struggle for a variety of different reasons. They may feel anxious, nervous, overwhelmed, worried, distressed, frightened or vulnerable. SLAS provides a supportive, empathetic environment that makes them feel respected, listened to and able to talk openly in a totally confidential setting. It is a real privilege to be able to offer time to be a part of this team over the last three years.

Liz

I am on the debt advice team. On our very first contact with a client, I feel we are helping. We stand side by side with them, to look at their finances. That alone can provide immediate relief to someone who, doesn’t know where to turn. We do not judge, or lecture, but help find solutions. It is an amazing privilege to be able to do that for someone. I have also found an unexpected pleasure in being part of the SLAS team. Everyone is so caring, knowledgable and dedicated. I feel very fortunate to have found SLAS.

Frances

Our service plays a valuable role in the local community of Brighton & Hove and with only a small team of staff, we rely on the commitment of our team of dedicated volunteers. 

Volunteering provides excellent experience that can lead to future employment in the money advice sector, financial services and local government.

When we are recruiting for a paid position these will be posted here on our website as well as on our Facebook & Twitter pages.

Current Paid Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for a part-time position as a Money Adviser. The application deadline is 3 April 2019 and interviews will be held on 12 April 2019.
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