Cambridgeshire County Councils Independent
Visitor Service is looking for volunteers within Cambridgeshire and the
surrounding counties to become Independent Visitors and establish a good
quality, long-term relationship with an individual child in care.
Often these young people feel very isolated and would benefit hugely from visits from a volunteer who could regularly spend time with them. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to travel once a month, to visit a child that they are matched with to spend time together and have fun. (Mileage and a set amount for activities will be reimbursed.)
Most children and young people in care lack a consistent relationship with an adult and miss out on the experiences and opportunities this can offer them. As an Independent Visitor you will meet with them about once a month to take them out, have fun and be a good role model.
Male and female volunteers are needed, you should be able to commit to at least two years, thereby providing the young person with long-term consistency, and be able to spare at least 2 hours per month.
Before you can become an Independent Visitor CCC undertake interviews, references, and checks, including an enhanced DBS (criminal records) check.
You will need to complete a training programme, involving safeguarding training and will be provided with on-going support and supervision.
Activities can range from walk, sports in the park, lunch, going to
watch a film at the cinema and are dependent on yours and the young persons
Two year commitment
§ Sense of humour
About Cambridgeshire County Council
Cambridgeshire Independent Visitor Service recruits, trains and supports volunteers who are interested in becoming Independent Visitors (IV's) and supporting a young person in care. The young people could be living with foster carers or a residential placement within Cambridgeshire and other counties around the UK.
- DBS check required
Enhanced DBS required
- Expenses reimbursed
Up to £40 per visit and 45p per mile
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
When can I volunteer?
A minimum of 2 hours per month would be required.
This opportunity has no specific location.
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