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OPP OF THE DAY: Independent Visitor Volunteer – Change Grow Live (Independent Visitor Service)

Independent Visitors are adults who volunteer with us to offer one-to-one support to children and young people who are living with a foster family or in residential care. The volunteer is separate from social services, and all other agencies and is there just for the young person. The aim of the role is about providing the young person with the time and space to talk, feel listened too, and valued, and have some fun with their volunteer. You’ll meet with your young person once a month on a long-term basis for as long as they want an Independent Visitor. You will decide with your young person what to do but activities could include going to the cinema, bowling, or walking in the park. 

The volunteer Independent Visitor would collect the young person from their home, take them out to complete the activity and the return them back home afterwards. 

Young people are typically in school during weekdays, so the monthly session takes place during a weekday evening or on a weekend. 

Commitment to the role is essential and we ask for at least 2 years commitment post training

You do not need experience working with children and young people, just an interest in their development and welfare. Full training and support are provided. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to apply. Full training is provided so no previous experience is necessary. An empathetic and caring nature is beneficial.

All volunteers will be expected to undergo an enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) for Child and Adult Workforce, provide two references, and complete the mandatory training package prior to starting as an Independent Visitor.


Michelle Jones
07741 147058


Peshva Sharif
07880 185629

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