Volunteers are needed to befriend Shropshire children in care
We are currently recruiting Independent Visitors for our ever expanding service and are looking for anyone who thinks they have the time and energy to devote to a child in care.
Our volunteers enjoy the challenge of building a lasting friendship with an individual child and the children benefit greatly from a consistent, fun relationship with someone outside the care system. Activities will depend on the age and interests of the child but could include things like a walk, playing in the park, swimming, a visit to a museum, bike riding, sports etc. This is a long-term, one to one commitment.
Volunteers must be over 18 and are welcome from all backgrounds. Full training and ongoing support will be given, and out of pocket expenses paid for mileage and activities. Volunteers will be subject to enhanced police checks.
For further information, please contact :
To apply, please click on the "apply" link to complete the application form site. When writing your supporting statement, please address the person specification and indicate your availabilities.
Please note this is a rolling recruitment, so please make your application now and we will arrange interviews with prospective candidates as soon as possible.
Closing Date: 9th December 2022
All posts are subjected to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and successful candidates will not be able to work unsupervised with children or young people until the completion of this process. Coram Voice - working towards quality through equality and the development of a diverse workforce.
We ask that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this position. We have chosen to recruit directly as this helps us to minimise our recruitment costs, ensuring that valuable funds aren't diverted from the children and young people we help.
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