Independent Visitor - Tameside

Are you interested in volunteering to support a Tameside Looked After Child aged 8 - 18 years? This role can make a huge difference to a child’s life. ‘Looked-after’ children are those that are offered accommodation within placement or Foster family as the result of a Care Order. The Looked-after Children service is responsible for children who cannot – for whatever reason – live with their birth families.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Independent Visitors are volunteers who are trained to support Looked after Children by:
• Meeting monthly with an allowance for activity and travel expenses covered.
• Keeping in contact in between visits e.g. by phone, e mail or text to build a relationship.
• Plan with a young person activities that they want to participate and engage with.
• Have fun and spend enjoyable times together

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Training will be provided.

Areas of Interest: Children, Young people
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Online, Outdoor, People seeking work
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Youth work
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets, Area for assistance dogs nearby

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Barnado's