Romford, Essex

Voluntary

Job Description

Do you have a passion for supporting children or young people in care?

The Independent Visitors programme provides every child and young person in care the offer of a regular befriender to provide consistent support, to listen to their thoughts and feelings, and to take part in a range of activities/trips together.

The Early Help Service is looking for volunteers who are passionate about supporting children in care, and can communicate effectively and confidently with young people.

This role involves:

  • Attending an initial matching meeting with a young person
  • Committing to 18 months of befriending with a child or young person
  • Meeting a young person every 2-3 weeks
  • Taking part in activities with a child or young person
  • Acting in the best interests of a child or young person

Due to the nature of the role, you will need complete an enhanced DBS check and attend training before starting the role. Volunteers will need to be over 18 years old.

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