Surrey Independent Visitor Service

By admin at February 08, 2011 10:11
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Surrey Independent Visitor Service need men and women volunteers to befriend children in Care ( in Surrey and Surrey borders). 

Invitation to an Open Evening on Tuesday 15th March 2011 at Omnibus, Lesbourne Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7JP

(room C1) between 7pm to 8.30pm

Introductory Two-day Training Course Saturday 26th March and 2nd April 2011.

An Independent Visitor visits, befriends and advises children in care who are looked after by Surrey County Council and live in foster care or residential homes.  These children, who are from all cultures and backgrounds, are usually aged between 10 and 17 and do not have regular contact with a family member. Your visit will involve anything that you both enjoy, from window - shopping, fast food, dog walking, museums or movies. The committment is usually 1 day per month, (normally at weekends) for at least 2 years.  You will be expected to participate in Independent Visitor support groups and training,  and agree to an enhanced criminal records check (CRB), references and a health check.  For this you will get: a new friend, immense personal satisfaction, initial and on-going training, support and back-up, reimbursement of agreed expenses.

Please call: Nicola Taylor, Elspheth Hannah

Independent Visitor Service, Surrey County Council - telelphone: 01372 833 359 or 07815 560 230 or email: nocola.taylor@surreycc.gov.uk or elspeth.hannah@surreycc.gov.uk