Fochabers Volunteer Opportunities

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

Shopping Buddy – ref FOC04 (re-opened 19/8/15)

When – 2 hours a week  
Role – To offer support to lady to go shopping   
Tasks – To accompany lady out for shopping and to go for coffee. Provide companionship and conversation.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Car driver essential.  An understanding of the 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

Alarm Responder x 1– ref FOC11 (reopened 13/12/17)

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

Activities Buddy – ref FOC12 (25/2/16)

When – 2 - 3 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support gentleman to go out in his community   
Tasks – To support gentleman with making telephone calls (when required) and to accompany out in the community. To provide social contact and build confidence. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability, hearing impairment and speech 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

Shopping Buddy – ref FOC14 (18/3/16)

When – once a week                                                                                                         
Role – To assist lady to go shopping
Tasks – To assist lady to go 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 visual impairment  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

Shopping Buddy – ref FOC21 (31/10/17)

When – 2 hours once a fortnight                                                                                                           
Role – To support lady to go to local shops  
Tasks – To visit with lady and accompany her out to local shops. To provide social contact and reduce isolation. 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

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