Independent Visitor

Independent Visitors are volunteers who befriend and support children and young people who live in residential care or have a foster carer.

Independent Visitors meet once a month with a young person to do activities together and have fun. This may be a trip to bowling, or perhaps a day out somewhere., They may join them in their hobbies or maybe just go for a chat, tea & cake. There is a small allowance to cover travel and out of pocket expenses.

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No special skills required. If you have empathy, and are willing to make a long term commitment to a young person on a regular basis and can offer a few hours a month to meet with a child or young person in foster care, then you could be just what we are looking for. All you need is to be able to offer support and a listening ear whilst joining in with positive activities.


  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    over 18
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints Policy
  • Confidentially Policy
  • DBS check required
  • Ex Offenders
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 18/09/2019

End Date: 30/09/2020

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