Following a record month of supporting Islanders with employment and family issues, Citizens Advice Isle of Wight is seeking volunteers to help keep their website up to date.
Citizens Advice CEO, Paul Savill, said: “People are increasingly looking for information and advice online and therefore we have put a lot of work in to ensuring we meet that demand.
“We are looking for new volunteers who can help maintain the websites and add content for a couple of hours a week. The tasks can all be completed from the safety and comfort of your own home. If you can help, we would be pleased to hear from you.”
Mr Savill requested support with volunteer recruitment during a regular networking meeting of Island businesses and organisations facilitated by Island MP Bob Seely since early in the outbreak. Meeting weekly, the forum brings together key stakeholders to share experiences, flag up emerging issues and gives them the opportunity to highlight Covid-19 related issues directly with the MP.
Mr Seely said: “The Citizens Advice service is understandably experiencing increasing demand for information and advice from constituents at this time.
“If you are in a position to spend some of your free time updating information online this will be a huge help. The Island community has really pulled together during the pandemic and here is another chance for people to rally round and provide assistance to those in need.
“Maybe you are a young person looking for work experience or an older person with some free time who can offer a helping hand. If you can help, please do get in touch.”
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