Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) celebrated the role played by its volunteers.
On the occasion of Volunteer Week, the organization thanked its workers, saying they are “worth their weight in gold”.
Volunteers are a key part of the service which provides free, impartial and confidential advice on financial matters and other issues that people may face in life.
Chief Executive Alasdair Christie said: “It’s Volunteer Week, so I want to say a big thank you to our wonderful volunteers who are currently working here alongside our team of paid staff. They are worth their weight in gold and we couldn’t run the CAB without them.
“Every day, our counselors help people deal with issues ranging from debt and money issues to housing, employment and consumer issues. There are important things we can do for people, like check if they are entitled to extra income that they are unaware of, or maybe reduce their debts by talking to creditors, or advising them on their rights in terms of wages or benefits”.
Sandra Hogg, who has been volunteering for a year, said, “I love volunteering here. There is a great team atmosphere and the work is extremely varied and rewarding. You can change people’s lives and help people right here in our community. ”
Volunteer Week runs from June 1-7.