Change Grow Live Volunteer Independent Visitor Hull (HU7) in Hull, United Kingdom
If you want to make a difference in a young person’s life, volunteer as an Independent Visitor.
Jack (8) lives near Kingswood in a very busy household. He would ideally like a male volunteer to take him out do fun activities together.
What is an Independent Visitor?
An independent Visitor is someone there just for the young person to talk to about anything there want they are there to be a positive role-model and are separate from social services.
They volunteer in their own free time to help make a difference in a child or young person’s life.
It is a statuary entitlement for those living with a foster family or in residential care.
Independent Visitors are separate from social services and all other agencies – they are there just for their young people.
What do Independent Visitors do?
Meet with their young person monthly with calls in-between to offer support, encouragement, and guidance. This could involve taking part in a fun activity together or simply having a chat and a milkshake in a local café.
Arrange with the young person and carer to make visits at a suitable time
Act as a consistent, reliable, and positive adult role model for a young person
Offer confidential support to the young person they have been specifically matched with
Help to ensure their young person’s views are heard and considered
Provide help and advice, be someone to do the things the young person enjoys or encourage them to try new things
It is always the young person’s choice to have an Independent Visitor and at any point can choose not to have one.
We will only discuss the young person with the social work team if we are worried about their safety or someone’s else’s.
We will support you in the role by ensuring that you receive full training, regular supervision and catch ups, have a key contact for day-to-day advice and guidance.
In return for your commitment, you will receive valuable experience and skills, and all expenses occurred will be paid back to you in full and you’ll be making a real deference in a young person’s life too.
This is what our some of some of Independent Visitors have to say about the service.
“Volunteering as an independent visitor has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done, I recommended to everyone I meet”.
“Seeing my young person stood smiling at the door as I pull up outside, makes my day”.
Our project values are to be compassionate, open, and bold.
If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
Erica hill | email@example.com | 07702617628
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.
Job ID: 2022-7890
*Portal Location: Hull-East Yorkshire
Job Description (URL to file) (Linked): https://changegrowlive.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=17818&hashed=3965206
External Company Name: Change Grow Live
External Company URL: https://www.changegrowlive.org/
Street: Kenworthy House
National/ Regional/County wide Vacancy?: Yes