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Walsall - Volunteer Independent Visitor Service

Context of role

The role of a change, grow, live Volunteer Independent Visitor, Walsall is to build a healthy and child focused one to one relationship with a young person who is in the care of the local authority; aiming to support them to grow in confidence, feel valued and thrive in their lives. IVs are usually matched to a young person according to a variety of considerations such as location, interests and hobbies. The IV will be fully trained for the role and will be supported throughout by Project staff.

Key responsibilities/activities for an Independent Visitor:

  • Meet with their young person in the community once a month, as directed by the project
  • Create a positive relationship between themselves and the young person
  • Enable the young person to participate in activities based on their interests for which a small budget is available eg, eating out, movie trips, laser quest, bowling, trampolining, outdoor walks and trails, pampering sessions, arts and crafts, sports activities 
  • Monthly sessions take place outside school hours and on weekends 
  • A minimum volunteer commitment of 2 years is required

Please contact Project staff if you want to find out more abut this volunteer role or if you wish to apply 

Please note:  Minimum application age is 18 years old. An individual who is on a DBS barring list will not be able to volunteer for change, grow, live. Being DBS barred means an individual cannot work with children or vulnerable adults, and it is a criminal offence for an individual to attempt to do so. Change, grow, live would also be breaking the law if we recruit someone who is DBS barred.

 

 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Peshva Sharif
Contact Position
Team Leader
Telephone
07880 185629
E-mail
peshva.sharif@cgl.org.uk
Website
https://changegrowlive.org/

Where to go

Name
Various venues - across the Black Country, Telford and Wrekin areas
Address
Midlands Childrens Rights Services - Halliday House
2 Wilson Street
Derby
Postcode
DE1 1PG

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Staff office hours are week days 9am - 5pm, occasional weekends and evenings

Other Details

Availability

Other notes

We are currently recruiting volunteers for young people in the Walsall area.

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