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.
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.
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