This is an exciting opportunity, previous experience is not necessary as full training is provided. Route 1 recruits and trains volunteer Independent visitors and advocates. Volunteers may choose to do both roles. Route 1 provides a 5 day basic training course which all volunteers are required to complete. All Volunteers are required to attend the full 5 day course.

Basic Training Course content;

  • Personal Skills and Qualities
  • Management and Support
  • Health & Safety and Equal Opportunities
  • How Children Learn
  • Communication
  • Risks
  • Boundaries
  • Confidentiality
  • Human Needs
  • Brain Development
  • Social Exclusion
  • Attachment
  • Experiences and Consequences
  • Values
  • Personal Space
  • First Aid
  • Safeguarding/Child Protection
  • Children Looked After/Independent Visitors
  • Care Leavers
  • IV National Standards
  • Your First Meeting

There are various courses throughout the year and are free of charge. All course material is provided. If a volunteer wishes to become an Advocate, they will be required to attend an additional 2 full training days.

Route1 volunteer training

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DateTimeVenue
Wednesday 7th September6 pm - 9.30 pmBetween Glastonbury and Bridgwater
Wednesday 14th September6 pm - 9.30 pmBetween Glastonbury and Bridgwater
Wednesday 21st September6 pm - 9.30 pmBetween Glastonbury and Bridgwater
Wednesday 28th September6 pm - 9.30 pmBetween Glastonbury and Bridgwater
Wednesday 5th October6 pm - 9.30 pmBetween Glastonbury and Bridgwater
Wednesday 12th October6 pm - 9.30 pmBetween Glastonbury and Bridgwater
Wednesday 19th October6 pm - 9.30 pmBetween Glastonbury and Bridgwater
Wednesday 26th October6 pm - 9.30 pmBetween Glastonbury and Bridgwater
Wednesday 2nd November6 pm - 9.30 pmBetween Glastonbury and Bridgwater