Social Work Recruitment: Havering

Volunteering with Children and Young People

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London Borough of Havering
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Why come to Havering

The Early Help Service is recruiting volunteers to the following programmes, which take place across Havering to support our work with children, young people and families:

Young People’s Mentor

Havering Young People’s Mentoring Service provides support, advice and guidance to young people aged 10-18, encouraging them to make positive choices and achieve their goals.

Mentors are matched with a young person and meet with them on a weekly basis, for a period of up to 12 months. During this time, a strong relationship is built through a variety of activities and trips, including a monthly group meeting with other volunteers and young people engaged in the Service.

Independent Visitor

The Independent Visitors programme will give every child and young person in care the offer of a regular befriender to provide consistent support, to listen to their thoughts and feelings, and to take part in a range of activities/trips together.

Independent Visitors are matched with a child or young person and meet with them every two-three weeks, for a period of up to 18 months.

Register your interest

Are you interested in any of the above volunteer programmes? For further information, please contact Rachel Tapp (Early Help Volunteer Co-ordinator) on 01708 432321 or

We don’t ask for any qualifications, just a commitment to and passion for providing the best service for children, young people and families in Havering. The Early Help Service will provide all training and reimburse volunteers for travel expenses that they incur as part of their roles.


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