I have been keen to provide my help and support as a volunteer to many groups.

I continue working today working as a volunteer with Hartlepool Citizens Advice. The Citizens Advice are one of my favourite charities and rely upon the support of their volunteers to promote and provide a first-class service to their local community.

Staff and Volunteers at Hartlepool Citizens Advice

I recommend if you are looking to serve in your local community supporting an organisation that provides a vital and necessary service to many in need to consider contacting your local Citizens Advice. The training provided is professional and very rewarding.

My voluntary record to date includes:

1993 – I sourced funding to establish and work with Hartlepool Settlement Furniture Services. We provided good quality second-hand furniture to homeless people.

1998 – In partnership with the manager of Hartlepool CAB we were succeeded  in securing a National Lottery award of £498,000. We used this money to provide a brand-new advice centre in the town. I was project coordinator for the build bringing the project in on time and under budget.

 

2001 – Helped to source funding and the establishment of the Hartlepool Bond Scheme. This was a project helping to secure rented accommodation to vulnerable people by guaranteeing their security bond.

 

2008 – Durham Constabulary Volunteer – Helping to initiate Durham Farmwatch a crime prevention project in partnership with local farmers.

 

2016 – Date – Hartlepool Citizens Advice case worker.