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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) Buckinghamshire

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

Do you have 1- 4 hours per month to spare?

We require more volunteers, so why not volunteer as a mentor/befriender for NYAS as an Independent Visitor for children and young people in care.

As a volunteer you will:

  • Have fun, take young people on outings and maybe share a hobby , sport or interest.
  • Offer support and a listening ear and be a positive influence in a young person’s life and help build self- esteem and confidence.

You don’t need any special qualifications, we are looking for reliable and dependable people from all walks of life We will provide training and on-going support.

Here is what some of our young people and volunteers have to say about this rewarding role:

“I like how my Independent Visitor isn’t anything to do with social services and is here to support me not to judge.”

“They have boosted my confidence, now I feel like when I go places I can just relax and have fun.”

“My young person always looks forward to me coming, they have had such a disjointed life, I am a stable figure in their life and this has to be important for them, as everything else changes around them a lot.”

Contact person firstname
Ruth Gaisford , Independent Visitor Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01296 432 540
Mobile?
07435 967 409
Contact instructions?
Please email in the first instance
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
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
One days training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
On going support
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel and activity expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
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
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
20
Opportunity added on
19 July 2017