Supporting Young People
Independent Visitors support and befriend young people who are under Local Authority care.
Support for these young people can include visiting, advising and befriending them, giving them practical help where possible, and acting as a trusted friend in situations where the young person may have little or no contact with members of their own family.
An Independent Visitor provides a consistent and stable person in a young person's life when so many things and people are fluid and changing. For this reason, we ask all our volunteers for at least two-year commitment with their matched young person.
We would love to hear from adults of all ages and from all walks of life who relate well to young people and have a genuine interest in their well-being. No specific formal qualifications are required as full in-depth training with be provided along with out of pocket expenses.
This is a worthwhile opportunity where you will make a positive difference to the life of a vulnerable young person, become part of a leading national children's charity, gain valuable experience, meet new people and have fun!
An enhanced DBS check and references are required for this role. Please have a look at the role description, which explains more about the skills needed for this role and the activities involved.