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2024 is a special year for Volunteers Week and for us too!

40 years of Volunteers Week!

Annivsersay logo black EnglishVolunteers’ Week was first established in 1984 and is celebrated on the first Monday in June every year. This year we are celebrating from Monday 3 to Sunday 9 June.

Volunteers’ Week is led by the UK Volunteering Forum: NCVO, WCVA, Volunteer Scotland, Volunteer Now.

Volunteers’ Week is about thanking those who give up their time to make a difference and celebrating the amazing contributions volunteers make to communities across the UK. 

You can follow the updates of the organisers on the Volunteers Week website.

85 years of Citizens Advice!

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The Evening Sentinel 8th September 1939

On the 8th September 1939 the Evening Sentinel put out a call for volunteers to staff the bureaux in North Staffordshire. There are hopes to eventually open eleven offices at: Meir, Longton, Fenton, Stoke, Hanley, Buslem, Tunstall, Goldenhill, Abbey Hulton, Newcastle and Kidsgrove.

The purpose of the new Bureaux was to help people understand all the wartime rules that were brought in and to provide advice about hostel and lodging accommodation for workers transferred from other parts of the country; canteens and clubs and other social facilities; and the provision made by central and local authorities and charities for the prevention and relief of distress.

You can read more about the history of Citizens Advice in North Staffordshire on Our history pages.

 Will you volunteer with us?

Find out more about volunteering with Citizens Advice Staffordshire North and Stoke on Trent