Could you make a difference to a child's or young person's life? An independent visitor befriends children who are looked after by Cheshire West and Chester Childrens Services. A Befriender gets to know the child by taking them out, doing activities together and building a trusting relationship. It is a role that involves commitment, responsibility and equally, a great deal of fun and satisfaction.
As many of the children have already experienced major changes and upheavals in their lives, it is important that a Befriender can commit to 2 years volunteering, volunteer to befriend the young person approximately 2 hours every fortnight and be 18 years of age and over
This role would be ideal for anyone considering fostering in the future or considering training for social care or working with young people and would like to hear from anyone who this role may be suitable for. In particular we are experiencing a shortage of young male volunteers to have as role models.
In return you will gain valuable experience, use recognised skills, gain qualifications, improving career prospects, make valuable contribution to a national charity, meeting new people and have fun and enjoy the satisfaction of being part of the successful charity.
This is ideal for anyone who is training for social care, has experience of the care sector or has looked after children or is aiming to do so in the future (such as fostering). This role requires a significant commitment but equally rewards you significantly.
In addition, you should have good listening skills, good communication skills and be non judgemental. This role will require a CRB check
Location will be confirmed and is dependant on the young person/child you will support and role.