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Independent Visitor volunteer

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (On-site)
Unpaid role, expenses paid

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Job description

Independent Visitor - Befriend young person in care 

The Role

“My IV is very caring and has helped me a lot. She is really important to me.” Young Person

Could you volunteer and make a difference to a young person in care?

An Independent Visitor is a positive adult role model who provides support and friendship to a young person in care. You will enjoy fun activities together which will give the young person unforgettable memories and experiences. Your consistent friendship will help the young person raise their aspirations, learn new skills, build self-esteem, confidence, and resilience.

“Acting as an IV makes me feel special, especially when the young person enjoys our activities. It is extremely rewarding to see the pleasure that they get from our time together.” Volunteer IV

We are looking for fun, reliable, and enthusiastic volunteers from all different cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. You do not need any formal qualifications to become a volunteer, but it is helpful if you have some knowledge and practical experience of involvement with children and young people.

Children and young people who are looked after need an adult who has time to spend with them, take them on activities and be someone they can talk to and trust. You can fit your visits in around your own time and work commitments. We only ask that you can commit to a few hours once per month for a minimum of 2 years. Activity and travel expenses are covered.

“It provides an opportunity for young people to try things they may not otherwise building confidence and aspirations.” Volunteer IV

As part of the recruitment process you will need to complete an application form, interview, enhanced DBS check, references and digital risk assessment.

We offer a full support package including induction training, online mandatory training and one to one support by your IV Coordinator throughout your volunteer journey.

If you’re interested in becoming an Independent Visitor, we’d love to hear from you. 


Posted by
NYAS View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 20 May 2024
Closing date: 18 August 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: IV- Aylesbury
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work

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