"Helping People to Help Themselves" - The Alexandra Community Advice Network provides a free, confidential referral information and advice service. The office is located in the Community House, Alexandra and is open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm.
The aim of the organisation is to ensure that individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available, or through an inability to express their needs effectively.
ACAN run a free JP and legal clinic and also co-ordinate the delivery roster and distribution of Meals on Wheels for Alexandra and Clyde.
Volunteers are trained to give advice and local information to the Alexandra and wider communities. ACAN has an extensive computer directory which can be accessed to answer most customer enquiries. You don't have to know all local information as you will be shown how to access it.
All volunteers are trained and have another qualified person to do the 3 hour shift with you.
The main tasks in the role are:
Volunteers gain the following:
Volunteers interested in the role need to be/have:
A minimum of a 3 hour session once a fortnight. The roster is weekly with time slots of 9-12 and 12-3 weekdays. Training is on-the-job whilst alongside an experienced advisor. In addition, all volunteers attend approximately 6 training sessions throughout the year.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.
Information & Advice