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Change Grow Live Children and Young People Activity Volunteer in United Kingdom

If you want to volunteer, have fun, and make a difference to a young person's life, this is the perfect volunteer opportunity. Become an Independent Visitor for looked after Children and Young People.

An independent visitor is a volunteer who befriends and visits a young person living in the care of the council such as in a residential unit or foster care. Young people are usually aged between 5 and 18 years.

We ask that you can give a young person a few hours per month for a minimum of two years. This is because you will play an important part in the young person's social, emotional, and educational development.

Activities can involve anything from football in the park, seeing the latest films or other things you both want to do. Budget and travel expenses are provided each month.

Quotes from Young People

"My Independent has a great sense of humour, she’s like me and gets my humour - she always laughs at my jokes. She’s never sad, and always cheerful, listens to what I say and what I want to do.

“He’s reliable and doesn’t let me down."

"She has helped me with my confidence a lot. I don’t know why – she just does. I think it is because we get on, I don’t have to pretend to be someone else and I can just be myself around her."

What sort of volunteer we are looking for

Committed Fun and Friendly adults who want to make a difference to the life of children and young people living in foster care.

Erica Hill | | 07702617628

Please note that we require you to be 18 years of age or older to be considered for this volunteering role.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.

Job ID: 2023-10368

Number of Vacancies Remaining: 30

*Portal Location: Humberside

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External Company Name: Change Grow Live

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National/ Regional/County wide Vacancy?: Yes