Alan , CAB volunteer advisor for nearly 10 years, joined NTCAB after retiring from a job with North Tyneside Council.
After a break from work, Alan was ready for a new challenge. He still gets a kick out of CAB advice work and says: ‘ It’s important to put something back into the local community and nothing beats the feel good factor in helping people to help themselves!’
Sophie, a final year law student at Northumbria University, joined NTCAB in August 2011. Sophie is part of the volunteer advice team and currently works as a gateway advisor. Sophie is pleased to have the opportunity to volunteer saying ‘CAB gives me an ideal way to put the skills I have learned at University to practical use while learning new skills too. Gaining this kind of experience is great for me and at the same time I am making a difference to others.’