Cumbernauld Poverty Action

Charity registered in Scotland SC035818

To promote the interests of unemployed people, the unwaged and those on a low income. Provide info, advice and support. Provide resource facilities for education and self help. To promote awareness of the issues affecting unemployed people. To promote and establish links with local employers towards tackling the problems of employment. to liase with all the relevent agencies and external bodies.

Current opportunities

Volunteer committee Members Required to be involved in discussions and decision's of the future of Cumbernauld Poverty Action.

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Unemployed Workers Centre (CKUWC) is seeking a volunteer to help us research and complete funding applications. This is an ideal opportunity for someone to gain further experience within fundraising or for someone already experienced who has some time to spare. Volunteers will have the opportunity to research & prepare funding applications to trusts and grant holders to secure funding for CKUWC. Good IT and written skills are required for this position. You will have the opportunity to learn more about our work and the charity sector. We will offer you ongoing training & support to enable you to carry out this role. We are a small friendly charity supporting people in our local community.

We will train you to provide advice to local people regarding social security benefits, tax credits, fuel poverty and many other issues. You will need to be a good listener, open minded and non-judgemental. In return, you will receive training and experience in all aspects of welfare rights. All volunteers are required to sign a confidentiality agreement.