NYAS is the leading provider of advocacy and associated service across the UK. NYAS shares the opinion that every child or young person experiencing care should have the same chance to live happy, healthy and rewarding lives as their peers.

If you are looking for a rewarding role with an organisation that makes a difference to young people’s lives, we want to hear from you.

Could you volunteer and make a difference to a local young person in care?

An Independent Visitor is an adult volunteer who provides support and friendship to a young person in care. This involves establishing a long term supportive relationship where the young person will have the opportunity to develop their interests, learn new skills and build their self-esteem.

We are looking to recruit volunteers to support young people who placed out of county. This means that the young person is under the Local Authority care in a particular area and has be moved to another county however will remain under the care of the existing Local Authority. You will support the young person within their new county.

We are currently looking for people in the following areas:

Maerdy
Monmouthshire
North Wales

You do not need any special qualifications, but we are looking for dedicated people of all ages who are comfortable with befriending and being a good role model for a child or young person who may have experienced difficult times during their childhood. We ask that you are able to commit to a few hours once per month for a minimum of 2 years.

This is a worthwhile opportunity where you will make a positive difference to the life of a vulnerable young person, become part of a leading national children's charity, gain valuable experience, meet new people and have fun!

An interview and selection process including an enhanced DBS check, references and a digital risk assessment are required for this role. Please have a look at the role description above, which explains more about the skills needed for this role and the activities involved.

To apply, please click on the apply button at the top of this page where you will be asked to upload a CV and complete a very short application form.

If you have any questions, or if you need any help applying, please contact the recruitment team by e-mail:

Please note that due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 we are still accepting applications for this role but there will be a delay in shortlisting applications and interviewing candidates. We will contact you to advise on the outcome of your application as soon as we can.