Independent Visitors- Dorset and BCP

Independent Visitor

Independent Visitors

 We are looking for Independent Visitors to work with Children aged between 5 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.


Independent Visitor

You will work with a dedicated young person for a minimum of two years.  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 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 may 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.

You will have a full induction and comprehensive specialist training; we hold support sessions with other 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 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.


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

Please note, due to Covid-19 we will not be recruiting any volunteers for this role until the beginning of 2021.