Public Appointments

Independent Visitors

 Barnardo’s understands that children and young people who are in care or who have recently left care may have no, or very little, contact with their families and for some the contact may not be positive. Independent Visitors (IVs) provide a long-term supportive relationship to children and young people living in foster or residential care who have asked their social worker to arrange for an IV to help them.

IVs can be the most consistent person in the lives of some children and young people in care and bring tremendous benefits to them. IVs are volunteers who befriend young people, get to know them, advise them and support them during their time in care and sometimes through the process of leaving care.

Key activities: Fortnightly or monthly outings or activities at mutually convenient times – a walk, a sporting activity, shopping, a meal, a museum, homework, community activities, whatever the young person wants to do and provides an opportunity for meaningful interaction.

For further information contact Volunteer Centre One Community on   023 8090 2458 or e-mail [email protected]

 

Highlands Hub Helper

More volunteers are needed at The Hub Community Centre in Highlands Road, North Fareham. The Hub runs a small community cafe with five internet stations and three small rooms for agency and charity hire. At present opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm.

The role would include manning the cafe/till, with full training and support provided. Should anyone have computer expertise there could be a role there too, keeping the computers running and helping customers with their IT needs.

For further information contact Volunteer Centre One Community on   023 8090 2458 or e-mail [email protected]