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About Us Volunteering with us

Getting involved as a volunteer

  • The chance to meet new people and work with a small and friendly team
  • A dynamic environment in an organisation that's growing rapidly
  • Real experience to put on your CV
  • Full training and on-going support
  • Reasonable travel and other out-of-pocket expenses

Find out more about volunteering with a credit union by clicking below

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Here is one of our wonderful volunteers:

Peter Marlow

After a 32 year career with a major Bank in a variety of senior roles, Peter then ran a holiday cottage business in North Somerset for several years before retiring. In 1996, he was instrumental in saving the Curzon Cinema in Clevedon after it went into receivership and reorganizing it as a Community owned, not for profit business, with volunteers helping out on a day to day basis - just like Somerset Savings & Loans.
So with financial, marketing and business experience and time available to help in the community he responded to a local press article saying that SSL needed volunteers. That was about two years ago, since when Peter has worked with the marketing group. He has helped devise initiatives to grow the level of savings and particularly loans. He was instrumental in launching the new Business Lending scheme for small business owners looking to grow their business and increase local employment.
Peter is a great asset and as he says “I enjoy being involved in the financial world again, especially as SSL is locally based and non profit making. So it's our members who benefit, not big business shareholders.”

Current Vacancies

Board Directors

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Project Volunteer
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If you have other or unique skills to offer then contact us as we are always interested in hearing from potential volunteers.

How to offer your services

Email us at mail@somersetsavingsandloans.org.uk or ring Jackie on 01275 390650.

In your email please include your email and phone numbers and a couple of paragraphs about what you are looking for. You are welcome to attach a CV too.

As we are a financial organisation we will need to ask about any past issues or convictions and, as we do for all members, we will need to see two types of identification.

We look forward to making contact, please also browse the rest of our website to gain a general appreciation of a credit union’s uniqueness.


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