Volunteer Opportunities - Buckie & Cullen

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All of our volunteering opportunities require either a PVG (Buddies and Day Services) or Standard Disclosure (Alarm Responders) which will be paid for by Moray Council.  We also require volunteers to be reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful, able to maintain boundaries and follow policies and procedures.  Training is available including Adult Protection.

Social Buddy – ref BU47 (reopened 25/3/22)

When – once a week Tuesdays
Role – To provide support for female to go for short walks and a drive
Tasks – To support female to go out for short walks and a drive.  To provide social contact.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with a learning difficulty desirable but not essential.

Shopping Buddy – ref PO12 (8/2/19)

When – 2 hours on a Monday (Portgordon) 
Role – To support gentleman to go shopping
Tasks – To support gentleman to go shopping. To provide social contact
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties  desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 1 ref BU85 (reopened 5/9/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Social/Admin – ref BU86 (reopened 31/7/20)

When – 2 hours once a week                          
Role – To support lady with admin tasks and going out for coffee
Tasks – To visit with lady and support with making telephone calls and general correspondence. To support her to go out in the local community for coffee.  
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with aphasia following a stroke desirable but not essential.

Correspondence Buddy – ref BU99 (7/5/19),

When – 2 hours once a week                           
Role – To support gentleman with correspondence  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support with general correspondence. To help manage anxiety and improve mental health          
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 1 ref BU124 (reopened 13/9/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 1 ref BU144 (reopened 13/9/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed 

Home Buddy – ref BU145 (29/9/21)

When – 2 hours once a week (evening preferrable)      
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home for coffee and chat
Tasks – To visit with gentleman at home for coffee and chat. To provide social contact and reduce isolation. 
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and mental health issues desirable but not essential.

Home Buddy – ref BU146 (Clochan) (7/10/21)

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.
Skills required – An interest in farming would be beneficial. An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia desirable but not essential 

Social Buddy – ref BU148 (8/11/21)

When – 2 hours once a fortnight      
Role – To visit with gentleman and support to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support to go out in the community. To provide social contact.
Skills required – An interest in transport, DIY and football would be beneficial. An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. 

Home Buddy – ref PO21 (reopened 21/1/22)

When – 2 hours once a week  (Portknockie)   
Role – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat. To provide social contact and reduce isolation.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 2 ref BU152 (12/4/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Social/Outings Buddy – ref BU153 (29/4/22)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                
Role – To visit with gentleman and support to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support to go out in the local community. To explore places that are of  interest to him        
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability  desirable but not essential. An interest in history would be beneficial

Alarm Responder x 2 ref PO30 (30/6/22) (Portgordon)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a gentleman – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 2 ref PO31 (8/8/22) (Portknockie)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a gentleman – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Social Buddy – ref CUL23 (9/9/22)

When – 2 hours once a week                 
Role – To visit with gentleman and accompany out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and accompany out in the community, possibly supporting to attend indoor bowling. To provide social contact  
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and a hearing impairment desirable but not essential

Social Buddy – ref PO32 (29/9/22)

When – 2 hours once a week         
Role – To visit with gentleman and support to go out in the local community
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home for cuppa and chat. To support out for local trips. To provide social contact  
Skills required – An interest in DIY and photography would be advantageous. An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 1 ref PO33 (4/10/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a gentleman – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 2 ref BU154 (28/10/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm.  
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Home/Shopping Buddy – ref BU155 (4/11/22)

When – 2 hours once a week         
Role – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat
Tasks – To visit with lady at home for coffee and chat. To accompany out to shops when health permits. To provide social contact and reduce loneliness.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 1– ref BU156 (4/11/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for female – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Home Buddy – ref PO34 (11/11/22) (Portknockie)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week                                               
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home for coffee and chat
Tasks – To visit with gentleman at home for coffee and chat. To provide social contact and reduce isolation
Skills required – An interest in the armed services would be beneficial. An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

Home Buddy – ref BU157 (16/11/22)

When – 2 hours once a week          
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home providing social contact over cuppa and chat.           
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia desirable but not essential.

Home Buddy – ref BU158 (17/11/22)
When – 2 hours once a week           
Role – To visit with lady in her own home  
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home providing social contact over cuppa and chat.            
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and a hearing impairment desirable but not essential.

Alarm Responder x 2 ref BU160 (19/1/23)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Social Buddy – ref FIND05 (20/1/23) Findochty

When – 2 hours once a fortnight       
Role – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community
Tasks – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community for coffee, walk around the shops, go for local walks    
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues desirable but not essential

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