“It’s someone who is there for you, someone to help with problems and advice. Its someone to talk to and I don’t feel lonely anymore like I used to. It gets me out too which is good or else I will just be stuck in my room being lonely.”
(A Coram Voice Independent Visitor)
By becoming an Independent Visitor and giving your time and energy to developing a long term, rewarding friendship with a child you offer them a consistent, fun relationship with someone outside the care system.
What does an Independent Visitor do?
You will build this relationship by taking part in activities on a one to one basis with your matched child. Activities will depend on the age and interests of the child, this could include things like a walk, playing in the park, a visit to a museum, bike riding, sports etc.
This is a long term, one-to-one commitment, which gives huge benefits to both the child and the volunteer.
How to get involved
If you are interested in getting involved we would love to hear from you.