Important Note:
Sova will be merging with our parent organisation, Change, Grow, Live (CGL) before the end of March 2019. Therefore whilst your application to be a volunteer may initially be processed by Sova, due to the merger timetable you may have your volunteer application approved and processed by CGL.  All details regarding the role of volunteer and the terms offered by Sova however will be maintained therefore the terms you have applied for in relation to this advert will remain post merger. During the recruitment process you will be offered the opportunity to consent to becoming a volunteer with CGL in line with the change of employer name.
Commitment: Minimum four hours a month

Opportunity detail: 

Children/young people living in care may be placed miles from home with little or no contact with their birth family. They may experience feelings of isolation and low self-esteem. Meeting with their child/young person monthly, the independent visitor provides the opportunity for the child to spend quality time with a person independent of all other services, gradually a trusting companionship develops as the volunteer becomes a positive role model, offering stability and continuity in what can sometimes be a very unstable lifestyle, ultimately leading to improved self-esteem for the child/young person.

 We train and carefully match our volunteers with children/young people with similar interests.  Full on-going support and supervision is provided by staff and volunteers have regular opportunities to meet with other independent visitors in their area to share experiences and ideas. 


Recruitment Pack

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Gillian Black - E: [email protected]