Become an Advice Pathfinder and support your local community to gain access to information, advice, and guidance. Advice pathfinders support clients across East Durham with one-to -one advice regarding welfare, budgeting, financial worries, and debt. We anticipate that these services will be facing an increased demand this autumn, and we desperately need more volunteers to ensure that every household has access to the correct guidance and support as we face the current cost of living crisis. Pathfinders will engage with all community venues and be based in community centres.
As an Advice Pathfinder, you will:
Help fill in forms
Offer general information, advice, and guidance
Accurately signpost and refer clients to external organisations
Help run advice hubs
Use the advice portal to refer clients to a range of external support
Deliver sessions in community-based settings
Passionate about supporting vulnerable people
Basic IT knowledge
Numeracy and literacy skills
DBS check required
Working as an Advice Pathfinder you will gain:
Full benefit training
Debt and budgeting training
Skills in communication
Thinking about getting involved? Contact Hellen Waller for more information and to begin your application, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call East Durham Trust on 0191 5693511
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
Charity No: 1117642 Company No: 05934124
What We Do
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation and health inequality. East Durham Trust’s operates on a ‘hub and spoke’ approach through well-established partnerships with our communities. We work directly with community members and partners to facilitate prevention, intervention and crisis support services delivered in our communities, for our communities and by our communities.
We empower people to take ownership of their own needs and work to lift up those most in need in East Durham. We help build and maintain meaningful relationships within our community ensuring those on the margins are helped to be in reach of a spectrum vital services.