Volunteer Opportunities - Forres Area

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Activities Buddy – ref FO36 (28/2/14)

When – to be arranged with volunteer and staff
Role – To offer support to gentleman to reduce isolation.
Tasks – To support gentleman in attending computer classes and also to go swimming. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Experience of working with 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 FO39 (re-opened 12/10/16)

When – 2 hours once a week
Role – To accompany lady to go out for coffee
Tasks – To accompany lady to go out for coffee and to support her to attend activities in her local community. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with 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

Social Buddy – ref FO49 (14/10/14)

When – 2 hours a week
Role – To support gentleman to access social activities in his community 
Tasks – To support gentleman who is registered blind and a wheelchair user to access social activities in his community.  To assist gentleman to source and access wheelchair appropriate transport.  To provide conversation and companionship. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of the difficulties people with visual impairment experience and experience of working with a 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

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.

Social/Shopping Buddy x 2 – ref FO81 (5/4/16)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support lady to go out in the community
Tasks – To provide support for lady to spend time out of nursing home environment. To accompany out shopping or taking out for walks. 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 mental health issues and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential (wheelchair user). 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 FO109 (27/3/17)

When – 2 hours once a week/fortnight
Role – To accompany lady to go out for coffee
Tasks – To accompany lady to go out for coffee and visit local shops. 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 dementia and 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

Shopping/Social Buddy – ref FO131 (10/11/17)

When – 2 – 3 hours once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support lady to go shopping
Tasks – To support lady to go shopping and to visit places that are of interest to her.  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

Home Buddy – ref FO140 (28/2/18)

When – One afternoon a week                                                                                                       
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home providing social contact and alleviating social 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. 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 FO148 (23/4/18)

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.  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. 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 FO149 (24/4/18)

When – 2 hours once a week/fortnight
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home and accompany him out in the community
Tasks – To visit with gentleman for cuppa and chat. To support to go out for short walks or for coffee. To  provide social contact and reduce isolation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties, visual and hearing impairments 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

Correspondence/Social Buddy – ref FO150 (30/4/18)

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

Social Buddy – ref FO152 (23/5/18)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To support lady to go out in the community
Tasks – To visit lady at home and support to go out in the community for coffee and to visit places of interest. 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 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

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

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

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