Galloway’s newest Citizens Advice staff qualify

8 of the new volunteers plus Chair of the Board of Directors Pat Shearer making the presentation and Chief Executive Sue Irving along with Margaret McGroggan, Volunteer Development Officer, and Sue Benyon, Training Officer.

8 of the new volunteers plus Chair of the Board of Directors Pat Shearer making the presentation and Chief Executive Sue Irving along with Margaret McGroggan, Volunteer Development Officer, and Sue Benyon, Training Officer.

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During this 75th anniversary year of Citizens Advice Bureaux in Scotland Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service has a double celebration as 11 of their new volunteers have completed an intensive training programme to become qualified advisers. The volunteers come from the four bureaux across the region in Annan, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Stranraer.

Sue Irving, Chief Executive of Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service said: “This is an amazing achievement as all volunteers have not only completed their shadowing, supported interviews and 30 solo interviews but have engaged in 32 e-learning units and training sessions ranging from Benefits and Debt to Housing and Neighbour Disputes/Anti-Social Behaviour. Congratulations to all of our new volunteers and welcome to the team.”

For more details on volunteering contact Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service on 0300 303 4321 or email volunteering@dagcas.org.