Independent Visitor and Mentor - Bracknell Forest

Independent Visitors and Mentors

We are looking for Independent Visitors and Mentors to work with Children aged between 8 and 18 years who are In Care.  This vital work will see you mentor these young people, building long-term friendships that help them to access hobbies and build life skills.

Please note we only work with young people in the UK, and although based in Berkshire, some of young people are placed in areas all over the country including Kent and Scotland etc. 


Independent Visitor

You will work with a dedicated young person for a minimum of two years.  Typically this will be at the weekend once a month.

In this time, you will support them in their interests, mentoring them to make their own decisions and being a positive influence during the time you spend with them.

Being a Independent Visitor/Mentor means you will help through the good and tough times, helping the young person to explore their interests and the world around them.  Guiding and nurturing where it’s needed, having lots of fun and supporting them to understand themselves.

We will ask you to travel up to an hour and a half to meet with the young person, to support at activities and give your time generously, with a minimum commitment one monthly meeting for a minimum of two years.

Applicants must be over 21.

You will have a full induction and comprehensive specialist training; we hold support sessions with other Independent Visitor/Mentors as well.  Part of our commitment to you, is ensuring you are supported in the work you do, there is quarterly review meetings with your dedicated Coordinator.  They will discuss with you how the work is going and support with helpful advice if needed, we call this Supervision.  We also pay all agreed expenses and reimburse for mileage.

We would like to recruit a wide range of volunteers with different experiences and from different backgrounds, in order to support and benefit the needs of our young people, so if you would like support in writing your application, please do get in touch with us:


We ask a lot, but that’s because the children we work with deserve a lot.

Be rewarded and have new experiences, volunteer with us as an Independent Visitor or Mentor.


Action for Children does what’s right, does what’s needed and does what works.

Our Vision

Our project provides Independent Visitors, Mentors and Advocates for children and young people both in care and the edge of care.

You could help guide, advise, listen to and befriend young people in care, sharing their experience as well as trying new activities and spending quality time together.