Independent Visitor

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Do you want to make a difference to a young person's life?

Independent visitors (IVs) are adult volunteers who provide independent, one-to-one befriending support to children in care. An IV is a trusted adult from outside the care system who can offer consistent, long-term support throughout the time a young person is in care.

We ask for a commitment of at least two years, that you can visit a child at least once a month to do fun activities together, and that you can drive and have access to a vehicle. If you are interested in becoming an IV, we ask that you attend an informative Open Evening, and following a successful application, two days of training.

If you are successful in being appointed, you will be joining a committed team of volunteers who have the opportunity to meet up together on a regular basis.

We ask for a minimum of a 2 year commitment.  You will need access to a car.

RECRUITMENT FOR 2022 HAS NOW FINISHED.

VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 2023 VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMME ARE NOW INVITED AND YOU WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST TO BE CONTACTED IN EARLY 2023.


What skills do I need?

The Independent Visitor must be child focused, a good listener and non judgmental.


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Surrey Independent Visitor Service

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Interests

  • Children
  • Families and Parenting
  • Young People

Activities

  • Befriending & Buddying
  • Community Support

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    21+
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    We pay 45p towards petrol expenses and out of pocket expenses related to the activity during volunteering.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 17/03/2022

End Date: 30/06/2023

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Availability Details

Once a month, minimum commitment 2 years.

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