Volunteer Opportunities - Forres Area

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Home Buddy – ref FO52 (reopened 28/11/19)

When – To be arranged (1 afternoon per week)
Role – To visit lady in her own home and reduce isolation   
Tasks –To provide companionship and conversation.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of difficulties experienced by people with dementia. 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 FO61 (re-opened 25/4/19)

When – 1-2 hours once a week                                                                                                     
Role – Home visits for lady to chat and have a cuppa  
Tasks –To provide social contact and companionship.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – 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

Social Buddy – ref FO80 (reopened 22/5/19)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week
Role – To support gentleman to go out in the community (male preferred)
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support to go out in the community and also to go to Elgin. To provide social contact and reduce isolation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Car driver essential. 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

Home/Social Buddy – ref FO82 (reopened 25/10/19)

When – 2 hours once a week
Role – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat. To support to go out in the community shopping and for coffee when health permits. 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 mental health issues, 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 1– ref FO97 (reopened 29/5/18)

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 check required, paid for by Moray Council.

Shopping Buddy – ref FO98 (reopened 11/7/19)

When – 2 hours once a week
Role – To support gentleman to go shopping  
Tasks – To support gentleman to do his weekly shopping. 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 breathing difficulties (portable oxygen) desirable but not essential. Driver 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

Shopping Buddy – ref FO105 (reopened 2/5/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To support lady to go shopping
Tasks – To support lady to go shopping by driving her in her own car. 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) desirable but not essential. Training provided. Driving licence 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

Home/Social Buddy – ref FO119 (re-opened 4/11/19)

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 companionship and to help reduce isolation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia and a 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

Home Buddy – ref FO147 (reopened 21/11/18)

When – 2 hours once per week                                                                                                    
Role – To visit with a young lady in her own home
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home providing social company.  To explore activities that are of interest to her, eg crochet and crafts. 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 a learning disability desirable but not essential. Training provided. An interest in Harry Potter and Marvel comics 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.

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

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

Alarm Responder x 1 ref FO156 (reopened 4/11/19)

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

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 (reopened 13/8/19)

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 FO170 (reopened 21/11/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with lady and support to go out shopping  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support to go shopping. To provide additional social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with short term memory 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/Social Buddy – ref FO174 (14/12/18)

When – 1 ½ 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 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 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

Alarm Responder x 1 FO180 (7/2/19)

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

Home Buddy – ref FO183 (28/1/19)

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 and reduce 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 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

Activities Buddy – ref FO184 (28/2/19)

When – 1 hour once a week                                                                                                    
Role – To support gentleman to engage in local activities  
Tasks – To  support gentleman to explore activities and groups in his local area.  To help build self-confidence. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning difficulty 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 FO186 (5/3/19)

When – 2 hours once a week
Role – To support lady to go out walking in the community  
Tasks – To support lady to go walking in the local community. To help maintain activity and provide social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people who have had a stroke  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

Home Buddy – ref FO190 (reopened 4/11/19)

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. To help build confidence and encourage to go out in the community. 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

Home/IT Buddy – ref FO191 (Reopened 9/9/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support to access internet. 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 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

Walking Buddy – ref FO192 (re opened 14/10/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady on walks by providing company. 
Tasks – To go on walks and increase socialisation. 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. 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

Cooking/Shopping Buddy – ref FO195 (21/5/19)

When – 2 hours once a week
Role – To assist lady with shopping and cooking skills
Tasks – To assist lady with shopping and cooking skills. 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 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 FO198 (18/6/19)

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 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, visual impairment and mild memory 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 FO199 (3/7/19)

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 support to go out in the community for coffee. 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 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

Alarm Responder x 2– ref FO205 (12/9/19)

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.  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/Dog Walking Buddy – ref FO206 (12/9/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with gentleman and accompany him out walking  
Tasks – To support gentleman to go walking with his 2 dogs. 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 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

Shopping Buddy – ref FO208 (9/10/19)

When – 3 hours once a month trip to Elgin                                                                                                     
Role – To accompany lady out shopping
Tasks – To accompany lady to go shopping thereby enabling her to maintain her independence. 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. 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 FO209 (15/11/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with lady in a care home  
Tasks – To visit with lady in care home for coffee and chat. To support to go out for coffee when health permits. To provide companionship and to help 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

Alarm Responder x 2 ref FO210 (19/11/19)

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/Cooking Buddy – ref FO211 (26/11/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with gentleman and support to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support to explore activities in the local community that may be of interest to him eg playing pool. To support to cook simple dishes. To provide social contact and help build confidence in social groupings.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with IBS 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

Home Buddy – ref FO212 (27/11/19)

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 and reduce social 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

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