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NYAS is a leading children's charity who provide advocacy and legal representation to children and adults when important decisions are being made about them.
Could you volunteer and make a difference to a young person in care?
An Independent Visitor is a positive adult role model who provides support and friendship to a young person in care.
You will enjoy fun activities together which will give the young person unforgettable memories and experiences. Your consistent friendship will help the young person raise their aspirations, learn new skills, build self-esteem, confidence, and resilience.
We are looking for fun, reliable, and enthusiastic volunteers from all different cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.
Children and young people who are looked after need an adult who has time to spend with them, take them on activities and be someone they can talk to and trust. You can fit your visits in around your own time and work commitments.
As part of the recruitment process you will need to complete an application form, interview, enhanced DBS check, references and digital risk assessment.
We offer a full support package including induction training, online mandatory training and one to one support by your IV Coordinator throughout your volunteer journey.
You do not need any formal qualifications to become a volunteer, but it is helpful if you have some knowledge and practical experience of involvement with children and young people.
We only ask that you can commit to a few hours once per month for a minimum of 2 years. Activity and travel expenses are covered.