Lossiemouth Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these roles please contact us at volunteering.CC@moray.gov.uk or 01343 563515

Social Buddy – ref LO19 (re-opened 20/7/17)

When – 2 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To provide social contact for lady    
Tasks – To support lady to go out in the community providing social contact and companionship. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and 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  

Home Buddy – ref LO21 (re-opened 2/8/17)

When – 2 hours once a week  
Role – To provide company for lady in her own home  
Tasks – To provide companionship and conversation.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties (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

Activities Buddy – ref LO23 (reopened 14/4/17)

When – 2 – 3 hrs once a week                                                                                                   
Role – To support gentleman to attend activities in his community   
Tasks – To support gentleman to attend activities he enjoys such as playing pool. To help build gentleman’s self-esteem.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with 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

Community Group Support – ref LO33 (reopened 13/9/17)

When –  Tuesday Afternoon (1:30pm – 4pm) Darby and Joan Club, Lossiemouth Community Centre                                                                       
Role – To help support an existing community group for Older People   
Tasks – To support existing group, help with refreshments and arrange entertainment. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – A friendly and chatty attitude. 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 LO39 (11/5/17)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady to go out in the community  
Tasks – To support lady to go out for coffee and explore local community. To provide social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of 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 LO44 (28/8/17)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week/fortnight                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support her to go out in the community for coffee. To help build up her confidence and provide 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 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

Bus Escort for Community Group – ref LO44 (13/9/17)

When –  Tuesday Afternoon (12:45 – 1:45 & 3:15 – 4:15) Darby and Joan Club, Lossiemouth Community Centre                                                                       
Role – To support older people on and off minibus   
Tasks – To support older people to attend community group. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – A friendly and chatty attitude. 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 LO45 (14/9/17)

When – 2 hours once a fortnight                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady to go shopping in Elgin  
Tasks – To support lady to go shopping in Elgin, providing companionship and to help build confidence. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a mild learning disability and low confidence 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 LO47 (12/10/17)

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

Alarm Responder x 2– ref LO48 (12/10/17)

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

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