Elgin Area Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact us at volunteering.CC@moray.gov.uk or 01343 563515

Gardening Support – ref EL02 (re-opened 22/8/17)

When – Flexible                                                                                                               
Role – To help maintain garden at Cedarwood Daycare Centre
Tasks – To help maintain accessible areas in the garden for service users. To keep hedges trimmed and garden area tidy and weed free.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An understanding of gardening. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Activities Buddy – ref EL65 (re-opened 13/7/16)

When – To be arranged with volunteer and client  
Role – To offer support to lady to access new activities in the community   
Tasks – To support lady to attend activities which she enjoys such as walking, dancing and exercise classes. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of difficulties experienced by people with learning disabilities desirable but not essential. Caring nature, patience, and good communication skills, reliable a
and committed, trustworthy and respectful.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Exercise/Social Buddy – ref EL113 (reopened 11/2/16)

When – to be arranged
Role – To support lady to be active
Tasks – To support lady to go for walks and be more active. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Knowledge of supporting people with learning difficulties desirable but not essential. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Activities Buddy – ref EL153 (22/4/15)

When – to be arranged                                                                                                      
Role – To accompany gentleman to go out walking/swimming  
Tasks – To accompany gentleman to go out in his community, helping him to build his confidence and access the community independently. To provide social contact and companionship.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability.  Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Home Buddy – ref EL162 (30/6/15)

When – 2 hours a week                                                                                                      
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home   
Tasks – To visit with gentleman at home for coffee and chat. To provide social contact and companionship thereby reducing isolation.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend  training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with visual impairment, short term memory loss and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided.  Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social/Home Buddy – ref EL165 (reopened 27/4/17)

When – 2 - 3 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 and reduce isolation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties  desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Golfing Buddy – ref EL174(reopened 17/8/15)

When – once a week
Role – To support gentleman to go golfing  
Tasks – To support gentleman to continue with activity he enjoys. To help reduce isolation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with learning disabilities desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Baking Buddy – ref EL182 (re-opened 28/10/16)

When – 1 – 2 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To visit with lady and support her to bake    
Tasks – To visit with lady and support her with baking. To provide social contact and companionship. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Activities Buddy – ref EL195 (2/3/16)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support gentleman to attend activities in his community   
Tasks – To support gentleman to attend activities he enjoys such as 10 pin bowling, gym and to explore other activities he may enjoy. To provide social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref EL210 (re-opened 31/7/17)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support her to go out to shops, library, computer activities and coffee. To help build up social contact Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Shopping/Social Buddy – ref EL212(reopened 21/7/17)

When – 2 hours once a fortnight                                                                                                     
Role – To assist lady with shopping each week  
Tasks – To support lady to go shopping. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy (male preferred) – ref EL217 (14/7/16)

When – 2 -3 hours once a week  (preferably weekend)                                                                                                    
Role – To support gentleman to take part in activities
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and accompany him out in the community, providing social contact and conversation.  To help him build his confidence. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties (wheelchair user) desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref EL219 (25/7/16)

When – 2 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To accompany lady out for coffee
Tasks – To support lady to go out in the community for coffee. To provide social contact and help her regain her confidence. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Activities Buddy – ref EL231 (30/8/16)

When – 2/3 hours per week                                                                                                    
Role – To support gentleman to go out in the community
Tasks – To take gentleman on outings and help him to continue to feel integrated within the community. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with hearing impairment, mobility difficulties and a learning disability desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Activities Buddy – ref EL232 (16/8/16)

When – 2/3 hours per week                                                                                                         
Role – To support gentleman to go out in the community
Tasks – To support gentleman to participate in community based activities eg swimming, visits to the cinema. To provide social contact out with the family. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and a learning disability desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

IT Buddy – ref EL236 (16/9/16)

When – 1 – 2 hours per week                                                                                                    
Role – To teach a couple basic IT skills
Tasks – To teach a couple basic IT skills such as emailing, using a kindle, internet, etc in their own home. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. An understanding and consideration of couple’s lack of awareness of IT experience. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Home Buddy – ref EL238 (10/10/16)

When – 1-2 hours once a week                                                                                                    
Role – To visit with lady in her own home
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home and provide social contact. To help alleviate loneliness. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with dementia and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Alarm Responder x 2– ref EL239 (26/10/16)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder for lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed, Standard Disclosure check required, paid for by Moray Council

Bowling Buddy – ref EL240 (26/10/16)

When – 2 hours once a week  
Role – To support lady to go carpet bowling   
Tasks – To support lady to continue to participate in bowling. To explore other activities that may be of interest to her. To provide social contact and reduce loneliness. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of difficulties experienced by people with short term memory problems desirable but not essential. Caring nature, patience, and good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Alarm Responder x 2– ref EL243 (1/11/16)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder for gentleman – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed, Standard Disclosure paid for by Moray Council

Home/Social Buddy – ref EL246 (Male preferred) (7/12/16)

When – 1 hr once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To visit with gentleman in care home
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in care home and provide social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia desirable but not essential. Training provided. An interest in past military aircraft would be beneficial. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref EL255 (13/2/17)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week                                                                                                     
Role – To support lady to go out in the community
Tasks – To support lady to go out in the community for coffee and chat. To provide social contact and companionship.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with learning difficulties  desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Activities Buddy – ref EL257 (15/3/17)

When – 2 hours once/twice a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support gentleman to go out in the community
Tasks – To support gentleman to attend groups or visit places that are of interest to him eg motor museum, wildlife. To provide social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref EL259 (21/3/17)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with lady at home  
Tasks – To visit with lady at home for coffee and chat.  To support to go out for coffee. To provide social contact and alleviate loneliness Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with a learning difficulty and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref EL260 (21/3/17)

When – 2 - 3  hours on Tuesday mornings                                                                                                           
Role – To support lady to go out in the community  
Tasks – To support lady to go to local coffee morning. To assist with making phone calls and putting appointments on the calendar. To provide social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with a hearing impairment and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Also an understanding of bi-polar would also be beneficial. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref EL274 (25/5/17)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady to go out in the community  
Tasks – To support lady to go out for coffee and explore groups which may be of interest to her. To provide social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues  and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Walking Buddy – ref EL277 (5/6/17)

When – 1 – 2 hours on a Thursday                                                                                                          
Role – To accompany lady out for walks  
Tasks – To support lady to explore local walks after recent move to Elgin. To help maintain mobility.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref EL278 (re-opened 11/9/17)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                           
Role – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with lady in carehome and support to explore activities in the local community.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties (wheelchair user) and COPD desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social/Shopping Buddy – ref EL279 (15/6/17)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support her to go out in the community for shopping and to explore activities that may be of interest to her. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with a learning difficulty and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref EL281 (23/6/17)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week                                                                                                           
Role – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community
Tasks – To visit with lady and accompany out for shopping and coffee. To provide social contact and build up confidence. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with short term memory desirable but not essential. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref EL284(31/7/17)

When – once a week
Role – To support lady to visit her mother in care home  
Tasks – To support to visit mother in Care Home in Keith. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with learning disability and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Home Buddy – ref EL285 (16/6/17)

When – 2 once a week/fortnight
Role – To support gentleman for chat and cuppa  
Tasks – To reduce loneliness and chat/reminisce with gentleman about RAF/engineering life. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with Dementia and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Alarm Responder x 2– ref EL286 (9/8/17)

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.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed, Standard Disclosure check required, paid for by Moray Council

Home Buddy – ref EL289 (14/8/17)

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 social isolation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with a visual impairment,  mobility difficulties and dementia desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref EL291 (24/8/17)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support gentleman to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support him to engage in social activities in the local community and to go shopping. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with visual impairment and mental health issues desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Home Buddy – ref EL292 (30/8/17)

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 providing social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Alarm Responder x 2– ref EL293 (30/8/17)

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.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed, Standard Disclosure check required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref EL294 (1/9/17)

When – 2 ½  hours Tuesday and Thursday mornings                                                                                                      
Role – To support lady to go to local social groups
Tasks – To support lady to attend local social groups such as BALL group and SETT group.  To help build confidence and provide social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and visual impairment desirable but not essential. Training provided. Car driver required. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Community Group Support – ref EL295 (13/9/17)

When –  Monday Morning (10 - 12) - South College House, Cathedral Road, Elgin                                                                                    
Role – To help support an existing community group for Older People   
Tasks – To support existing group and help with activities and refreshments. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – A friendly and chatty attitude. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

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