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Do you want to make a difference to a young person’s life?

Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

NYAS is a national children’s rights charity working in partnership with Children’s Services across the UK, we recruit, train and support adult volunteers to be Independent Visitors for children and young people who are looked after by their local authority.

Independent visitors act as befrienders to young people in care by offering them positive activities and role models within their life’s.

We are looking for volunteers that have patience, are flexible, determined to make a difference, have a non-judgmental attitude and a good sense of humour.

You will need to commit a few hours each month for at least two years. In return for your commitment, we will give you training, on-going support as well as a budget to cover fun activities and travel expenses

You don’t need any special qualifications, just a child-focused approach and the ability to organise fun and new experiences. We are looking for a diverse range of volunteers that we can match with our diverse range of young people.

 

Contact person firstname
Ruth Gaisford, Independent Visitor Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01296 432549
Mobile?
07435967409
Contact instructions?
email is best, anytime
Web page

Location description
Across Reading and Berkshire
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon EVETue EVEWed EVEThu EVEFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Days/times to suit volunteer.
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Happy to work soloGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
One day training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
On - going support from your coordinator
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
activity and travel expenses given
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
21
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
8
Opportunity added on
21 September 2018