“I am enthusiastic about Finance, and my background is in business analysis. By volunteering with AdvanceCU, I met new people, I get involved with the team, had training, learned new skills, and gained practical work experience in Finance – which significantly helped me towards securing a job with a financial services organisation. I feel my contribution is valued and I would thoroughly recommend it!”. Cheta, Supervisory team volunteer
Credit Unions are not-for-profit, and we could not function without the commitment and enthusiasm of volunteers.
Full training is provided for volunteers in all aspects of the credit union service. Experience in finance is not always necessary, but enthusiasm is essential. You can volunteer for whatever role you think would suit you best, such as:
Administration – Maintaining records and handling financial data is an essential back-office function
Board Member – elected by members to be responsible for the management and policies of the Credit Union
Credit Committee Officer – makes decisions on loan applications
Supervisory Committee Officer – responsible for internal audit of records and policies of the credit union
Street team and promotion – assists with publicity, displays and leafleting
What is involved?
The amount of time a credit union volunteer gives depends entirely on the individual. It can vary from a couple of hours a fortnight to 3-4 hours a week. Anyone who is willing to help out is greatly appreciated.
Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteering with a credit union can lead to many transferable skills and experiences including:
- Committee skills
- Business planning
- Credit control
- Customer service
Through involvement with a credit union volunteers also have the opportunity to:
- Gain skills and experience with a professional financial service provider
- Personal development
- Build your confidence and self-esteem
- Try new experience
- Improve and share their skills
- learn about money management
- meet new people
- make a significant contribution to serving their local community
- Many credit union volunteers go on to enjoy full time employment in the financial services industry.
For an informal chat about the benefits of being a Credit Union volunteer please contact us.
If volunteering isn’t for you, there is still one way that you can help us, all you need to do is –
Encourage family and friends to join Advance Credit Union!