Volunteering opportunities at City of Wolverhampton Council and partner organisations.

Becoming a volunteer is a good way to help your local community. Giving time can benefit others in a number of ways including befriending, volunteer driving, mentoring and working on local projects.

Local opportunities

Become a volunteer for children and young people in care

Our volunteer service has been set up to provide friendly support for children, young people and their families/carers.

We aim to:

  • Give children, young people, parents and carers support
  • Support children/young people who are in care
  • Provide support to carers who look after children/young people who are in care.

What volunteering positions are available?

  • Driving- This involves driving children/young people too and from school or Family Time using your own transport.
  • Independent Visitor -  This involves meeting a child/ young person on a Saturday or Sunday once a month for about 1-3 hours. You would contribute to the welfare of the child or young person to promote their developmental, social, emotional, educational, religious and cultural needs.  

How to become a volunteer

We are currently recruiting. If you are interested in applying for a position as a volunteer driver, or independent visitor then please download the Job description, personal spec and application form attached. If you have any further queries or questions then please contact Lisa Sidaway on 01902 556703 or via e-mail lisa.sidaway2@wolverhampton.gov.uk​​​​​​​

How are volunteers chosen?

Once the Co-ordinator has received your application form she will send for your references, then if she thinks you may be suitable you will need to attend an interview. 

If you are successful at interview then all necessary checks will be carried out , including a CRB police check. Full training, Induction and guidance will be provided for both positions.

We Look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for City of Wolverhampton Council. 

Become an Independent Visitor for a child or young person in care

We are currently recruiting Independent Visitors to add to our excellent volunteer team.

What is an independent visitor?

The Independent Visitor's role is voluntary and contributes to the welfare of a child or young person to promote their developmental, social, emotional, educational, religious and cultural needs.

An Independent Visitor may encourage them to exercise their rights and to take part in decisions that will affect them.

Will I be trained?

Yes, you would be trained and go through a process that will match you with a child or young person who is currently on an interim care order or full care order.

Want to know more?

For further information and application form, please contact Lisa Sidaway on 01902 556703 or via e-mail lisa.sidaway2@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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