CITIZENS Advice Stroud and Cotswold Districts is looking to recruit students as part of its team.

This is an opportunity to gain valuable work experience by joining a busy team that provides advice and information to some of the most vulnerable people in their local community.

Lucy, who is currently studying for a law degree, has been volunteering with Citizens Advice in Cirencester since the autumn as part of her course and she believes it is very worthwhile.

“I find volunteering alongside the group of friendly and dedicated people at Citizens Advice a fantastic experience,” said Lucy.

“It’s a chance to get involved with your local community, meet people from all walks of life, and develop transferable skills that employers love.”

“Citizens Advice has very much provided me with the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills which I can put in to practice both during my academic and professional careers and I would encourage law students at any level to get involved and start volunteering. “

“Sally Pickering, chief officer at Citizens Advice believes there are so many benefits to gain from this kind of work experience.

“It can be incredibly rewarding to contribute to a cause you care about,” said Sally.

“Work experience can really boost your confidence, help you meet new people, give you a chance to benefit from free training and get to know your local community better.

“What’s more, it can really enhance your cv and your future employment prospects.”

Volunteering can be flexible to suit individuals. Some students volunteer regularly for a few hours each week, others help us out over the summer holidays and some get involved in short-term research or fundraising activities.

For more information about volunteering with Citizens Advice and how to get in touch, call 01453 758252 (Option 5) or go to