Buckie and Cullen Volunteer Opportunities

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

Social Buddy – ref BU44 (re-opened 24/11/16)

When – 1 – 2 hours once a week  
Role – To support lady to go out in the community   
Tasks – To visit with lady and accompany her out in the community.  To find activities that may be of interest to her. To provide companionship and conversation.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – 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

Alarm Responder x 2– ref CUL07 (7/9/15)

Where – CULLEN
When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder 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

Kitchen Support – ref PO04 (16/6/16)

When – 9am – 1pm Tuesdays (September to June)                                                                                                     
Role – To assist with food preparation and serving and general kitchen duties   
Tasks – To assist the Portgordon Luncheon & Social Club in the kitchen, preparing and serving food and clearing away afterwards. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of food hygiene 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

Gardening Support – ref BU51 (re-opened 4/12/17)

When –  flexible to be arranged with volunteer                                                                                                                
Role – To help maintain garden at Daycare Centre
Tasks – To assist the centre to maintain the garden and with painting of wooden fence/benches. To help keep garden area tidy and weed free.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An understanding of gardening. Patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, ability to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  Standard Disclosure required, paid for by Moray Council

Social Buddy – ref BU60 (26/10/16)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support gentleman to pursue his current interests  
Tasks – To support gentleman to continue to enjoy activities such a woodcarving and technology. To provide social contact and to promote social inclusion. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia desirable but not essential. Training provided. An interest in armed forces would also 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 CUL12 (13/12/16)

When – 2 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support lady to go out in the community
Tasks – To support lady to go out in the community and to the local shops. To attend library bank when needed. To provide socialisation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a 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

Social Buddy – ref BU62 (reopened 31/8/17)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support lady to go out in the community
Tasks – To accompany lady out in the community helping to reduce anxiety. 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 and anxiety 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 BU67 (26/6/17)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week                                                                                                           
Role – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community
Tasks – To visit with lady and accompany out for coffee and socialisation. To provide social contact and reduce anxiety. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with short term memory 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 FIND01 (re-opened 22/8/17)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week (Findochty)                                                                                                         
Role – To visit with lady in her own home and support to local shops  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support her to go to her local shops, coffee and chat.  To provide social contact and reduce isolation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – 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

Arts & Crafts Support – ref BU71 (25/8/17)

When – Tuesday 1pm – 3:30pm                                                                                                     
Role – To support service users attending daycare with arts and crafts
Tasks – To support service users with arts and crafts and projects. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An ability to support people with learning disabilities 1:1 in a group setting and have good arts and crafts skills. 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 BU73 (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 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 Moray Council

Shopping Buddy – ref BU75 (21/11/17)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                           
Role – To accompany gentleman to go shopping  
Tasks – To accompany gentleman to local shops and post office. To give support and help build confidence.   Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with short term memory 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/Social Buddy – ref CUL14 (29/11/17)

When – 2 - 3 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 providing social contact and reducing isolation.  To help build confidence and support to go out once mobility has improved. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and a 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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