Vanessa Jibran, (a Wairarapa Community Centre Volunteer) interviewed Mary from Citizens Advice Bureau
How long have you been volunteering? 13 Years
What do you do in your voluntary roles?
I answer enquiries by phone I am currently on the management committee and on a committee to train volunteers at the Wairarapa Citizens Advice Bureau
Why do you choose to volunteer?
I felt like I needed to give back to the community and it fills in my time.
What have you learnt?
I have learnt to research options available to people who have enquiries.
How many hours do you volunteer each week?
Normally 4 hours a week, I am in the process of organising training for new volunteers, so it varies at the moment.
What does the Citizens Advice Bureau service offer?
We try to answer any question that we are asked; if we don’t know the answer we find someone who does.