Volunteer Opportunities - Elgin Area

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All of our volunteering opportunities require either a PVG (Buddies and Day Services) or Standard Disclosure (Alarm Responders) which will be paid for by Moray Council.  We also require volunteers to be reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, able to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  Training is available including Adult Protection.

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL136 (reopened 27/9/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed                                                                   

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL303 (reopened 19/7/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL341` (reopened 12/12/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a gentleman – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL357 (reopened 19/7/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a gentleman – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL405 (reopened 19/7/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed 

Shopping/Admin Buddy – ref EL413 (reopened 17/9/21)

When – 2 hours once a week
Role – To support lady with shopping and admin tasks
Tasks – To support lady to go out in the community for shopping. To provide support with admin. To promote emotional wellbeing and support her nutritional needs. 
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential.

Admin Buddy – ref EL422 (reopened 22/8/23)

When – 2 hours once a week (evenings preferred but flexible)         
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home   
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home and support with admin tasks. To provide social contact and reduce isolation     
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL423 (reopened 6/9/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a gentleman – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL445 (reopened 18/7/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm.  
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL477 (reopened 27/11/23)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a gentleman – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Social Buddy – ref EL481 (4/6/21)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                
Role – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community
Tasks – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community. To provide social contact                    
Skills required
– An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties  desirable but not essential

Social Buddy – ref EL484 (9/6/21)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                                       
Role
– To visit with lady and support to go out in the community
Tasks – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community. To provide social contact                                        
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and dementia desirable but not essential

Home/Social Buddy – ref EL495 (22/7/21)

When – 1 hour once a week
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home for coffee and chat. To occasionally go out for a drive and coffee. To provide companionship and increase social inclusion. 
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues desirable but not essential. 

Social Buddy – ref EL500 (5/8/21)

When – 2 hours once a week 
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home for coffee and chat
Tasks – To visit with gentleman at home for coffee and chat. To support to go out for a coffee when health permits. To provide social contact. 
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a hearing impairment and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. 

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL505 (reopened 6/9/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a gentleman – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Social/De-clutter Buddy – ref EL512 (23/9/21)

When – 2 – 3 hours once a week   
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support him to de-clutter his home. To have coffee and chat, providing social contact.  
Skills required – Patience, good communication skills and an awareness of Autism desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL513 (reopened 6/9/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Home Buddy – ref EL516 (reopened 11/5/22)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                  
Role – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat
Tasks – To visit with lady at home for coffee and chat. To provide social contact and reduce loneliness.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

Social Buddy – ref EL518 (1/11/21)

When – 2 hours once a week    
Role – To support lady to visit her husband’s grave
Tasks – To support lady to visit her husband’s grave. To have coffee and chat. To provide social contact and reduce isolation
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with short term memory desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL526 (20/1/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Shopping Buddy – ref EL527 (20/1/22)

When – 2 hours once a week     
Role – To visit with lady and support to go shopping  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support to go to bank and to get shopping           
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential.

Alarm Responder x 2– ref EL530 (8/2/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x1  ref EL532 (reopened 11/5/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Social Buddy – ref EL537 (5/4/22)

When – 2 hours once a week                 
Role – To visit with lady and support out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support out in the community, to explore local activities that may be of interest to her    
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with Huntington’s Disease, mental health issues and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential.

Social/Walking Buddy – ref EL539 (reopened 23/5/22)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week                                            
Role – To visit with gentleman and support to go out walking  (male preferred)
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support to go walking in the local community. To provide social contact over cuppa and chat.    
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues desirable but not essential

Home Buddy – ref EL540 (19/4/22)

When – 2 hours once a week                                            
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home for coffee and chat. To provide social contact and reduce loneliness
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. An interest in farming would be beneficial

Home Buddy – ref EL541 (19/4/22)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                            
Role – To visit with lady in her own home  
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat. To provide social contact
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with dementia desirable but not essential. An interest in Scottish music and local history would be beneficial

Social/Walking Buddy – ref EL544 (13/5/22)

When – 2 hours once a week                                               
Role – To visit with gentleman and accompany out for walks  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and accompany out walking. To explore walking groups in the local area. To provide social contact and help maintain mobility
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties  desirable but not essential.

Social/Walking Buddy – ref EL545 (23/5/22)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week                                                                      
Role – To visit with gentleman and support to go out walking  (male preferred)
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support to go walking in the local community. To provide social contact over cuppa and chat.       
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL555 (13/9/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed.

Home Buddy – ref EL556 (29/9/22)

When – 1 hour twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday)     
Role – To visit with lady in her own home  
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home providing social contact over cuppa and chat. To support with light gardening    
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and a hearing impairment desirable but not essential

Home Buddy – ref EL558 (11/10/22)

When – 2 hours once a week      
Role – To visit with lady in her own home  
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home providing social contact over cuppa and chat.     
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and a hearing impairment desirable but not essential

Home Buddy – ref EL559 (13/10/22)

When – 2 hours once a week      
Role – To visit with lady in her own home  
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home providing social contact over cuppa and chat.     
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL563 (8/11/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm.  
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL565 (12/12/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm.  
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 2– ref EL567 (18/1/23)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL569 (7/2/23)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 1– ref EL572 (22/2/23)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for male – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Home Buddy – ref EL573 (reopened 26/9/23)

When – 2 hours once a week      
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home providing social contact over cuppa and chat.     
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL574 (6/3/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Social/Shopping Buddy – ref EL579 (20/3/23)

When – 2 hours once a week                                        
Role – To visit with lady in her own home  
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home providing social contact over cuppa and chat. To go out for occasional shopping      
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

Shopping Buddy – ref EL582 (28/4/23)

When – 1 - 2 hours once or twice a week           
Role – To visit with lady and support to go shopping  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support to go shopping and out for coffee. To provide social contact       
Skills required
– An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 2– ref EL583 (28/4/23)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Social Buddy – ref EL586 (6/7/23)

When – 2 hours once a week                                   
Role – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community to look at shops or to go for coffee. To provide social contact and reduce isolation      
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties (wheelchair user) and mental health issues desirable but not essential

Social Buddy – ref EL587 (13/7/23)

When – 2 hours once a week (not a Wednesday)              
Role – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community for shopping or go to the library. To provide social contact       
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues desirable but not essential

Home Buddy – ref EL588 (18/8/23)

When – 2 hours once a week               
Role – To visit with lady in her own home  
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home providing social contact over cuppa and chat                    
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties,  hearing and visual impairment desirable but not essential

Home Buddy – ref EL589 (1/8/23)

When – 1 – 2 hours once a week                                                                   
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home for coffee and chat. To provide social contact and reduce isolation
Skills required – An interest in musical theatre and the social history of Elgin would be beneficial. An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL590 (7/8/23)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 2– ref EL593 (28/11/23)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Home Buddy – ref EL595 (4/12/23)

When – 2 hours once a week      
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home providing social contact over cuppa and chat. To provide respite for his main carer
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

Shopping Buddy – ref EL597 (21/1/24)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week                                                                                                                     
Role – To visit with lady and support with shopping
Tasks – To support lady to get weekly shopping either by taking her shopping or to collect list and get shopping for her  
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential                                                                                       

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL598 (7/2/24)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL599 (8/2/24)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a male – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Home/Correspondence Buddy – ref EL600 (9/2/24)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week                                    
Role
– To visit with gentleman in his own home for coffee and chat
Tasks – To visit with gentleman at home for coffee and chat. To provide support with correspondence
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL601 (19/2/24)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Social Buddy – ref EL602 (19/2/24)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week                                             
Role – To visit with lady in her own home and support to go out in the community
Tasks – To visit with lady at home and support to explore activities in the local community eg going out for coffee, attending gentle exercise group
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues, mobility difficulties and a learning disability desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL603 (29/2/24)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for male – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Home Buddy – ref EL604 (29/2/24)

When – 2 hours once a week            
Role – To visit with lady in her own home  
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home providing social contact over cuppa and chat                
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and dementia desirable but not essential

Social Buddy – ref EL606 (2/4/24)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week            
Role – To visit with lady in her own home and support to go out in the community
Tasks – To visit with lady at home and support to explore activities in the local community eg going to the cinema, attending exercise class
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and a hearing impairment desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL607 (17/4/24)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm 
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 1 ref EL608 (30/4/24)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm 
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x  ref EL609 (1/5/24)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm 
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Home Buddy – ref EL610 (7/5/24)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                                         
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman at home providing social contact over cuppa and chat.                                     
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties  desirable but not essential

Shopping Buddy – ref EL611 (20/5/24)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week                                                                                                                  
Role – To support gentleman to get weekly shopping
Tasks – To support gentleman to get weekly shopping -  to collect list and get shopping for him   
Skills required
– An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and dementia desirable but not essential                       

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL612 (25/5/24)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a male – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm 
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Home Buddy – ref EL613 (5/6/24)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                                      
Role – To visit with male in his own home  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman at home providing social contact over cuppa and chat. An interest in golf/fishing/playing bowls would be advantageous as he enjoyed these activities previously                                                                                     
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and a hearing impairment desirable but not essential

Home Buddy – ref EL616 (24/6/24)

When – 2 hours once a week                                  
Role
– To visit with lady in her own home  
Tasks – To visit with lady providing social contact over cuppa and chat. To help alleviate loneliness         
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties  desirable but not essential

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