Independent Visitor – York

We are looking for a child centred and caring volunteer to do fun activities with a child in care. Training provided.
Do you want to make a difference to a young person’s life?
Do you have 1- 4 hours per month to spare?

We urgently 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. We will pay expenses to a set limit.

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."

If you are interested, please visit our website for further details

Further information

Location: York | Organisation: National Youth Advocacy Service

Hours: Once a month

IDEAL FOR: Over 18s 18-25 year olds Older people Long term commitment IF INTERESTED IN: Social care Young people Children Activities Youth Work Support work Providing advice Coaching Befriending SKILLS GAINED: Talking to others Organising Listening Counselling Responsibility

Closing date: 31-07-2020

How to get involved:
Contact Mahrokh Ravaei on 07548 705 874 or

Web link: Click here