Sova East Sussex Independent Visitor (IV) Service

We provide a young person who is living in care the opportunity to form a positive and consistent relationship with a trusted adult who is independent from the paid professionals involved in their care. We are looking to recruit volunteers across East Sussex who would like to be an Independent Visitor (IV) and provide extra support and encouragement to a looked after young person.

 
We train and match each volunteer IV with a young person who has been referred to our service by their social worker. You will meet your young person once a month to encourage and support them. You might take the young person out for a walk in the park, help them to try out a new activity or simply be there to listen to them.  Living in care can be very unsettling and some young people have very little or no contact at all with their birth families. It can make a real difference to a young person to know they have someone who is interested in them and who has chosen to be there just for them. We expect you to meet with your young person once a month for a couple of hours for at least 18 months or longer.

For more information about becoming one of our volunteers please email: east.sussexiv@sova.org.uk as our recruitment is ongoing.
 

Become a Sova volunteer

Job title:  Volunteer Independent Visitor – East Sussex IV - Eastbourne
Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month
Job title:  Volunteer Independent Visitor – East Sussex IV – Robertsbridge
Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month
Job title:  Volunteer Independent Visitor – East Sussex IV – Eastbourne
Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month
Job title:  Volunteer Independent Visitor – East Sussex IV – Seaford
Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month
Job title:  Volunteer Independent Visitor – East Sussex IV – Bexhill-on-Sea
Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month
Job title:  Volunteer Independent Visitor – East Sussex IV – Hailsham
Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month
Job title:  Volunteer Independent Visitor – East Sussex IV – Uckfield
Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month
Job title:  Volunteer Independent Visitor – East Sussex IV – Darvell
Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month