Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Independent Visitor for National Youth Advocacy Service

Role Type: Regular
Based: All of Warrington
Categories: Supporting people
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

What would I be doing?

NYAS Volunteer Independent Visitors are volunteers who visit a child or young person on a monthly basis to take part in an activity of the child or young person's choice. This could be anything from bowling to climbing or simply going for a picnic in the park. It is an opportunity to make a positive difference to a young person's life and to provide opportunities for children and young people to develop meaningful, long term relationships with adults.

What skills do I need?

• Good communication particularly with children and young people
• Ability to promote the safety and welfare of children and young people
• Ability to recognise and understand the values and behaviours of children and
young people
• Ability to receive and accept support and guidance
• Ability to understand the circumstances of children looked after (in care) and
children ‘in need’

About National Youth Advocacy Service

The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a rights based charity which operates across England and Wales for children, young people and adults.

NYAS offers a variety of services including:

- A national advocacy helpline.
- Advocacy for children in care and those in need – including children subject to child
protection plans, care leavers, children and young people with disabilities.
- The provision of independent visitors for children in care.
- Legal representation of children in private family law.

Recruitment and training details:

In return for your commitment NYAS can offer training, support and reimbursement of travel expenses and an activity allowance. Enquire below today to be contacted by our volunteer manager Lisa Durose. If you would like to find out more about NYAS please visit https://www.nyas.net/

Is a DBS required? Yes
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