Aberlour Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these roles please contact us via email volunteering.CC@moray.gov.uk or telephone 01343 5635152

Social Buddy – ref AB08 (re-opened 7/3/16)

When – 2 hours a week
Role – To support gentleman to pursue outdoor activities   
Tasks – To support young gentleman who has autism and non-verbal communication to keep fit and active.  To help him pursue is interest in walking and gardening.  To provide male companionship. 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 autism. The ability to relate to a young person with common interests and to help to introduce new interests. Caring nature, patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Home/Social Buddy – ref KN01 (4/7/16)

Where – KNOCKANDO
When – 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 Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of the 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

Alarm Responder x 2– ref AB12 (31/3/17)

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

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 Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref AB15 (4/9/17)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                           
Role – To visit with lady and accompany out for walks  
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat providing social contact. To accompany out for walks. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties, visual impairment 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/Walking Buddy – ref AB16 (9/10/17)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with lady and support to go out walking  
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 Moray Council

Home Buddy – ref CR05 Craigellachie (4/8/17)

When – 2 hrs once a week/fortnight                                                                                                      
Role – To visit with lady in her own home
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat.  To provide conversation helping reduce loneliness and improve wellbeing. 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) 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

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