Volunteer Opportunities - Lossiemouth

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Social Buddy – ref LO36 (re opened 15/11/18)

When – 1 – 2 hours once a week (Wednesdays)
Role – To support lady to go walking
Tasks – To support lady to go out for walks in her local community and go for coffee. To provide social contact and companionship.  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 LO43 (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

Shopping Buddy – ref LO59 (reopened 14/1/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                           
Role – To support lady to go shopping  
Tasks – To support lady to go shopping or to get shopping on days she is not able to go. 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

Activity Buddy – ref LO62 (6/6/18)

When – 3 hours once a month (Wednesday morning)                                                                                                     
Role – To support gentleman to go to hydrotherapy pool
Tasks – To support gentleman to go to hydrotherapy pool in Forres once a month. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with Parkinsons 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 Buddy – ref LO64 (20/11/18)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To visit with lady in her own home
Tasks – To visit with lady at home for coffee and chat. To provide social contact and alleviate feelings of loneliness. 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 LO66 (6/12/18)

When – 2 hours once a week/fortnight                                                                                                           
Role – To visit with lady and accompany out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with lady and accompany out for coffee. To explore groups that may be of interest to her. To provide social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of 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

Knitting Buddy – ref LO67 (14/2/19)

When – 2 – 3 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady to attend local knitting group  
Tasks – To support lady to attend local knitting group or to do some knitting in her own home. To provide companionship and to help reduce isolation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An interest in knitting. An 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

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