Meeting in St Austell on Saturday, I joined the latest induction session for people who wish to become CIVAS (Independent Visitor and Advocacy Service for children and young people in Cornwall) volunteers with Volunteer Cornwall in partnership with Barnardo’s in Cornwall for one of the two volunteering roles.

Photo of the training session

An Independent Visitor where  the  volunteer is matched with a young person who is currently in care and would benefit from having an adult friend to visit regularly and  take them out and an Advocate who meets with a child or young person to ensure their voice is heard at meetings where decisions are being made about them.

The induction is just the first part of the training and support given to enable volunteers to engage with vulnerable young people and help to make a difference to their lives.

For more information contact Judy Baker via email [email protected] or telephone 01872 266993