Wolverhampton, West Midlands (On-site)
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
Willenhall, West Midlands
Walsall, West Midlands

Actively Interviewing

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Job description

We are looking for fun, reliable, and enthusiastic Independent Visitor volunteers from all different cultures, backgrounds and experiences who have a genuine interest in making a difference to the lives of children and young people.

Our Independent Visitor Service is looking for volunteers in or near to Wolverhampton.

  • Are you passionate about wanting to help young people?
  • Do you have 2 to 4 hours to spare, once a month?
  • Are you ready to make a long-term, regular, commitment?

If the answer is yes and you would like to support a child or young person currently in the care of their local authority, then we would love to hear from you.

You will decide with your young person what to do, but activities could include going to the cinema, bowling, playing football, going to a restaurant, riding a bike, or walking in a park.  We will match you with a child you share common interests with.

You do not need experience of working with children and young people, just an interest in their development and welfare. Full training and support are provided.

Here’s a few of the young people we have waiting for a volunteer:

  • Amy (12) lives with an older carer, she would like an active Independent Visitor who can do sports with her.
  • Brad (13) lives in residential care with other young people, he doesn’t have anyone in his family visit. He would like an Independent Visitor to take him out and have fun, like the other young people.
  • Cassie (16) lives with carers in a new town, she doesn’t have any friends in the area yet. She would like an Independent Visitor to help with her confidence and going out in the local area, she loves hot chocolate and cake.
  • Danny (11) lives with foster carers and attends a special school. He would like an Independent Visitor to help him be more independent, he likes parks, aeroplanes, and animals.
  • Emma (9) lives with her carer in a very busy household, she would like an Independent Visitor to spend some time with her on her own trying different activities together.  

 *names have been changed

The Application

  • Volunteering mainly happens at weekends and after school hours as the young people are usually in school during the daytime
  • The role requires commitment of at least 24 months with one visit per month; this ensures stability for the Child or Young Person
  • Complete the Personal Statement section on the application form as fully as possible; tell us all about you; it forms part of the shortlisting process

Our values are to be Compassionate, Open and Bold.  If this sounds like you, please click the apply button.  Alternatively, if you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call or email and we will be happy to help.​

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Posted on: 16 October 2023
Closing date: 14 January 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker

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