Information session: becoming a mentor to help a young person in need
Join us on Saturday 24th September to find out how you can help a vulnerable young person in need by becoming a mentor through the Independent Visitor Service.
For a child or young person in care, life can be hard. Separated from family, they often miss out on the emotional support that most of us take for granted as we grow up. Thankfully, help is at hand in the form of mentoring and support through the Independent Visitor Service.
Independent Visitors take a real interest in the lives, hopes and concerns of children and young people in care and are there to listen and help. Volunteers can make a real difference to a child or young person by sharing a hobby, sport or interest. They can also go on outings such as to the cinema, bowling or just for a walk in the park.
Among other children in need of mentoring and support in the East of England are a growing number of unaccompanied children seeking asylum, whose families have been torn apart by ongoing conflicts in Asia, Africa and the Middle East – including Syria.
If you are interested in helping a young person in need through the Independent Visitor Service, then you are invited to join the National Youth Advisory Service (NYAS) and the Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign (CRRC) for an introductory session at 10.00 am on 24th September at Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge.
At the event you can learn more about the Independent Visitor Service and the young people it helps, and what is expected of volunteers. You will also be able to find out more about the training involved and how you would be matched with a young person.
When: 10.00am - 12.00am on 24th September 2016
Where: Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge
Places are limited so please register today to avoid disappointment.