Volunteer Opportunities - Buckie & Cullen

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Shopping Buddy – ref BU28 (re-opened 22/3/18)

When – 2 hours once a week
Role – To support lady to make appropriate choices when shopping, reducing isolation and helping her to re-engage with her community  
Tasks – To support lady by providing companionship and conversation.  Support her to shop appropriately with healthy options in mind. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Caring nature, patience, and good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Alarm Responder x 2– ref BU74 (16/10/17)

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 us

Travel Buddy – ref BU77 (15/2/18)

When – 2 hours Wednesday afternoon                                                                                                      
Role – To provide driving assistance for lady to visit family in Elgin
Tasks – To drive lady’s own car to visit family in Elgin. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability, visual impairment and hearing 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

Alarm Responder x 1 ref PO09 (2/3/18)

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

Home/Social Buddy – ref BU80 (23/3/18)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home
Tasks – To visit with gentleman at home for coffee and chat. 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 mobility difficulties (wheelchair user) desirable but not essential. Training provided. An interest in cricket and international football would be beneficial. 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 BU89 (20/11/18)

When – 2 hours once a week
Role – To support gentleman to go out in the community
Tasks – To support gentleman to go to places that may be of interest to him in his local community.  To have cuppa and chat. To help build confidence, increase social interaction and maintain independence. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability, short term memory and hearing 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

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