Aberdeen’s Citizens Advice Bureau celebrates its 80th birthday this year and its members will enjoy their annual staff and volunteer dinner on Thursday.
At present, more than 90 volunteers assist the staff at the Union Street office, across the road from the now-defunct Jamie Oliver restaurant.
And eight of these stalwart figures have a combined total of 260 years service between them, demonstrating their commitment to helping others in the north east.
Kate Dean, acting deputy manager at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Aberdeen, said it was important to keep recruiting volunteers to the ranks.
The service was launched in the Granite City in 1939, and enjoys considerable support, but it still wants to increase the number of volunteers in the months ahead.
Ms Dean said: “There is as much need for volunteers now as there was when CAB started.
“While the types of advice have obviously changed since the inception of the bureau at the beginning of the Second World War, the need for advice has remained constant.
“We welcome volunteers from all walks of life. Some of our volunteers are retired people and some are students or young folk at the beginning of their career, looking to enhance their cvs.
“The basic requirements are that you have to be a good listener, can work in a team, can read and write English and do basic arithmetic.
“You have to be open-minded and not judge people or their circumstances, enjoy helping all kinds of people, and be prepared to commit to around four hours every week.”
Volunteers at CAB undergo an extensive training course, prior to being accredited.
The next course will begin in April or May, but applications can be made at any time.