Volunteer Opportunities - Forres Area

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Home/Social Buddy – ref FO75 (re-opened 28/9/17)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady to attend activities  
Tasks – To support lady with correspondence and to explore activities in the local community which may be of interest to her. To provide companionship and to help reduce isolation. 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.

Alarm Responder x 2– ref FO93 (reopened 1/11/18)

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.  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

Alarm Responder x 1– ref FO97 (reopened 29/5/18)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder 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 check required, paid for by Moray Council.

Hobbies Buddy – ref FO135 (reopened 1/11/18)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support gentleman with his hobby  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and to help him with his hobby of tractors. To provide social contact.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An interest in tractors would be beneficial. An awareness of the 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

Correspondence/Social Buddy – ref FO150 (re opened 10/9/18)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To support lady with correspondence
Tasks – To support lady with correspondence and remind her about upcoming appointments. To provide an opportunity to socialise over cuppa and chat. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with poor 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 FO151 (16/5/18)

When – 2 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 browse around local shops. 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. Caring nature, patience, and good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Activities Buddy – ref FO154 (11/6/18)

When – 2 hours a week flexible
Role – To support gentleman to explore activities in his local community
Tasks – To support gentleman to explore activities that may be of interest to him in his local community. 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 mobility difficulties (wheelchair user), learning disability and visual impairment 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 FO157 (20/6/18)

When – 2 – 3 hours once a week
Role – To visit with gentleman and accompany out in the community
Tasks – To support gentleman to attend the Men’s Shed and explore other activities that may be of interest to him. To provide social contact and improve mental health.  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. 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 FO158 (27/6/18)

When – 2 hours twice a week                                                                                                       
Role – To support lady to go out in the community
Tasks – To visit with lady at home and support to go out in the community for coffee. To explore activities that may be of interest to her. To provide social contact and improve emotional wellbeing. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and short term memory 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/Social Buddy – ref FO159 (4/7/18)

When – 2 hours once 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. 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. 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

Pensioners Club Buddy – ref FO161 (20/7/18)

When – 3 – 4 hours once a week on a Wednesday                                                                                                      
Role – To support lady to attend pensioners club
Tasks – To support lady to attend pensioners club.  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 poor memory, mobility difficulties (wheelchair user)and a hearing impairment 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 FO163 (14/8/18)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To support lady to visit local cemetery
Tasks – To visit with lady at home and support to visit her partner’s grave.  To help her to keep the grave tidy.  To provide social contact and improve emotional wellbeing. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and low mood 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

Shopping Buddy – ref FO165 (17/8/18)

When – 1 - 2 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 for short walks and round shops. 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 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

IT/Social Buddy – ref FO169 (22/10/18)

When – 2 hours once/twice a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support gentleman at home with IT  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and to help him with IT. To provide social contact and improve wellbeing through gaining confidence with his preferred activity.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning difficulty desirable but not essential. An interest in IT and gardening 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

Shopping Buddy – ref FO170 (1/11/18)

When – 2 hours once a week
Role – To accompany lady to go shopping
Tasks – To visit with lady and accompany out shopping. To enable lady to remain independent during the winter months. To provide social interaction. 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

Social Buddy – ref FO172 (13/11/18)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home
Tasks – To visit with gentleman at home for coffee and chat and support to go out to places that may be of interest to him. 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 mobility difficulties and short term memory desirable but not essential. Training provided. An interest in military history and railways 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

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