Independent Visitor // IN PERSON

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Please note - applications solely for work experience opportunities cannot be accepted or processed. This is to ensure our young people are not treated poorly and they receive the consistency and commitment they are seeking from their Independent Visitors. Applicants are required to demonstrate a genuine interest in spending time with a young person. once an applicant is "approved", this means that you have been invited to apply and participate in our full recruitment process and not that you are approved as a volunteer. 

An Independent Visitor visits the child or young person they are matched with on a monthly basis; with the aim of establishing a consistent, positive adult-child relationship. This one to one relationship can involve anything from football in the park, seeing the latest films, or new things that the young person and Independent Visitor want to do! An activity budget and travel expenses are provided each month.

Matching between volunteers and young people is based on shared or common interests, personalities and identification of activities they wish to explore or experience. A driving license is not and the ability to travel around the city is also considered in our matching processes. Volunteers need to have a genuine interest in the welfare of children and young people and enjoy spending time with them, experience in a similar role is not required as full training and ongoing support is provided. Due to the nature of the role, the scheme employs full safer recruitment practices including the completed on an Enhanced DBS and the uptake of references.

To request an information pack and applicaiton form please email with your name, contact details and provide details of where you saw the opportunity advertised. 

I can confirm that our opportunities have been risk assessed to provide mitigation and controls for Covid-19 and that our organisation takes full responsibility for the enforcement of risk assessments and safety of our volunteers.


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Required Role

Independent Visitor // IN PERSON

Key responsibilities

Befriending children and young people Safeguarding vulnerable children and young people Consistency and commitment - monthly for a minimum of 2 years.

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  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Time Management
  • Self Management

Desirable Skills

  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Planning and organising
  • Problem solving

Skill to gain

  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Practical
  • Problem solving
  • Time Management
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a month

Start Date: 10-01-2021

  2. Monday
  3. Tuesday
  4. Wednesday
  5. Thursday
  6. Friday
  7. Saturday
  8. Sunday
  2. MORNING monday
  3. MORNING tuesday
  4. MORNING wednesday
  5. MORNING thursday
  6. MORNING friday
  7. MORNING saturday
  8. MORNING sunday
  2. AFTERNOON monday
  3. AFTERNOON tuesday
  4. AFTERNOON wednesday
  5. AFTERNOON thursday
  6. AFTERNOON friday
  7. AFTERNOON saturday
  8. AFTERNOON sunday
  2. EVENING monday
  3. EVENING tuesday
  4. EVENING wednesday
  5. EVENING thursday
  6. EVENING friday
  7. EVENING saturday
  8. EVENING sunday


Killingbeck Dr, Leeds LS14 6UF, UK

To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up
Registered in England Company Number: 7103465
Registered Charity Number: 1139314