The National Youth Advocacy Service is working with LCVS to find volunteers to work with young people in care, particularly in the Holbeach area.

As an Independent Visitor you will offer friendship and support to a young person who may be looked after in a residential unit or live with foster carers and may have little or no contact with their own parents.

You will normally be expected to meet the young person you are matched with once a month to do an agreed activity. This could be going for a walk, to the cinema, bowling or just having a coffee and a chat, whatever the young person (and indeed you) are interested in. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

You will receive training, ongoing support and valuable practical experience of working with children and young people. Most importantly, you will have the chance to make a real and lasting difference to the life of the child or young person you are working with.

Each volunteer is asked to give at least four hours per month to spend time with a child or young person who is the care of the local authority. A minimum of a two year commitment is desired to allow a young person to form an attachment.

The role you would undertake with a young person is of an independent role and the role is to befriend the young person through their transition within the care system.

All travel expenses are re-reimbursed and there is a monthly budget for activities.

A DBS check will be carried out.

Find out more contact: enquiry@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk or call LCVS on 01205 510888