Young Persons Activity Volunteer
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For many children and young people living in foster care can be unsettling but having someone there just for them to take them to the cinema, bowling, bike riding or for hot chocolate and cake can make all the difference.
You can make that difference!
We are looking for fun, reliable, and enthusiastic volunteers from all different cultures, backgrounds and experiences who have a genuine interest in making a difference in the lives of children and young people.
If you are passionate about wanting to help young people, you have 2.5 - 4 hours to spare once a month and are ready to commit to a minimum of a 2-year volunteering commitment, this role could be right for you.
You’ll meet with a child or young person who is in care, to do a fun activity together.
You’ll help the young person to do what they enjoy and provide them with a positive adult role model. The consistent friendship helps the young person to build self-esteem, confidence, and resilience allows then to experience some stability in what is sometimes a changing environment.
Our Telford and Wrekin service is looking for adult volunteers in the area to meet with a young person once a month on a long-term basis or for as long as they want an Independent Visitor (Independent Visitor is the official Volunteer Title).
Our young people are aged between 8 to 18.5 years old and we have a number of young people already waiting for this service.
During your volunteering, you will gain valuable experience, skills and a sense of achievement as a well as initial mandatory volunteer training (virtual) ongoing supervision and support.
Volunteer and young person session expenses are reimbursed within the scope of the Independent Visitor role and we have a benefits scheme which volunteers can access for discounts with services and retailers.
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.