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Citizens Advice appeal.

CITIZENS Advice chiefs have called for more volunteers.

Kirklees Citizens Advice Bureau needs people who can spare time for a variety of roles.

These include: training as advisers, campaigning on social policy issues, and working as bureaux receptionists.

Opportunities are flexible - some volunteers choose to help out for a short period, while others have supported Citizens Advice for many years.

Chief executive of Kirklees CAB, Mark Lacey, said: "As a result of the many recent reforms and cuts to services, as well as the biggest shake-up of welfare benefits for decades, there is a huge demand for the advice and policy influence Citizens Advice Bureaux staff and volunteers provide.

"Our volunteers give over pounds 110m worth of hours a year between them.

"Without their passion and generosity the service would struggle to survive, and the cost to the economy of unresolved problems would soar."

To find out more about volunteering for Citizens Advice go to: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 5, 2012
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