Volunteer Opportunities - Aberlour

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Social Buddy – ref AB13 (6/4/17)

When – 1-2 hours once a week
Role – To visit with gentleman and support to go out  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman for coffee and chat and support to go out in the community and provide social contact.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of 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 us

Home Buddy – ref AB14 (reopened 9/1/18)

When – 2 - 3 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 and alleviating loneliness. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with COPD 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 us

Social/Walking Buddy – ref AB16 (reopened 14/2/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with lady and support to go out walking in care home grounds  
Tasks – To visit with lady in care home and support to go out walking in the local area. 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 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 AB17 (9/10/17)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with gentleman in care home  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in care home for cuppa and chat. To provide social contact and reduce feelings of 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 us

Home Buddy – ref AB19 (27/7/18)

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 provide social contact and help build confidence and improve self esteem.  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. 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 BA02 (1/7/19) Ballindalloch

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

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