Volunteer Opportunities - Elgin Area

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Gardening Support – ref EL02 (re-opened 22/8/17)

When – Flexible                                                                                                                
Role – To help maintain garden at Daycare Centre
Tasks – To help maintain accessible areas in the garden for service users. To keep hedges trimmed and 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.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Alarm Responder x 1– ref EL25 (reopened 18/7/19)

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.  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 EL65 (reopened 10/10/18)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support lady to explore activities in the community
Tasks – To support lady to explore and access new activities. To reduce social isolation and encourage to engage with her community. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability  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/Exercise Buddy – ref EL89 (re-opened 20/2/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady to attend activities  
Tasks – To support lady to attend activities in the local community. To help improve physical wellbeing. To provide companionship and to help reduce isolation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with learning 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

Social Buddy – ref EL157 (reopened 15/3/19)

When – to be arranged                                                                                                      
Role – To support gentleman to attend social activities  
Tasks – To support gentleman to access the local community and take part in activities he enjoys, including ten pin bowling, darts, snooker and music. To help him build his confidence. To provide social contact and companionship.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability.  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

Golf Buddy – ref EL174 (re-opened 20/8/19)

When – 2 hours once a week on a Tuesday afternoon                                                                                                          
Role – To support gentleman to attend golf range  
Tasks – To support gentleman to attend golf drive range. 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 poor concentration 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 EL212 (reopened 8/2/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To support lady to go shopping
Tasks – To support 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 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

Activities Buddy – ref EL232 (16/8/16)

When – 2-3 hours per week                                                                                                         
Role – To support gentleman to go out in the community
Tasks – To support gentleman to participate in community based activities eg swimming, visits to the cinema. To provide social contact out with the family. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and a learning disability 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 EL258 (reopened 10/4/18)

When – To be arranged                                                                                                     
Role – To improve the gardens of people in supported accommodation
Tasks – To help make accessible areas for residents and to create a sensory garden. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An understanding of gardening and creating new areas of interest. 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 EL308(reopened 4/3/19)

When – 1 hour once a week                                                                                                           
Role – To support gentleman to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and accompany him out in the local community for coffee. To provide social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with a learning difficulty  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 Buddy – ref EL312 (reopened 16/4/19)

When – 1 – 2 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home    
Tasks – To visit with gentleman for coffee and chat. To provide social contact and companionship. 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 EL318 (30/1/18)

When – 2 hours once/twice a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support gentleman to access activities in his local community
Tasks – To support gentleman to access activities such as bowling, pool and walking. 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 a learning disability 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

Social Buddy – ref EL319 (22/2/18)

When – 2 hours once a week/fortnight                                                                                                           
Role – To support gentleman to go out in the community  
Tasks – To support gentleman to go out in the community and explore activities that are of interest to him eg rugby, curling. To provide social contact and help build confidence.  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. 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 EL255 (reopened 8/10/19)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week                                                                                                     
Role – To support lady to go out in the community
Tasks – To support lady to go out in the community for coffee and chat. 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 learning 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

Activities  Buddy – ref EL338 (14/5/18)

When – 3 hours once a week
Role – To support gentleman to attend football activities or local cricket matches  
Tasks – To accompany gentleman to attend local football/cricket matches. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of difficulties experienced by people with 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

Alarm Responder x 1– ref EL341 (reopened 18/7/19)

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

Exercise Buddy – ref EL343 (12/5/18)

When – 1 – 2 hours once/twice a week                                                                                                     
Role – To support lady to exercise at home or at local gym
Tasks – To support lady to maintain movement by supporting her to access passive cycling using motomed machine at local leisure centre or at home. 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. 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

Sewing Group Support – ref EL363 (re-opened 26/8/19)

When – Monday 9:30 – 12:00                                                                                                                
Role – To support small group with sewing projects
Tasks – To support small group with self-directed sewing projects and to help them improve their sewing knowledge. 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. A good knowledge of sewing practices. 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

Exercise Buddy – ref EL367 (7/11/18)

When – 30 minutes x 2 times a week                                                                                                     
Role – To support gentleman to exercise
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home and support him to access his wheelchair adapted exercise bike. To help maintain mobility. 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. 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 EL372 (10/1/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                           
Role – To support gentleman with his shopping  
Tasks – To support gentleman to go shopping when health permits (to get shopping for him if he is unable to go out).  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

Social Buddy – ref EL378 (12/2/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To support gentleman to go out in the community
Tasks – To support gentleman to go out in the community for shopping and to explore activities/clubs that may be of interest to him. 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 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 EL380 (22/2/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support gentleman to explore activities   
Tasks – To support gentleman to explore activities that he enjoys. To provide companionship and to help improve social skills. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning difficulty  desirable but not essential. An interest in gaming and IT 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 EL389 (15/5/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with lady and support to go out in the local community  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support to use local transport in order to access local shops. To provide social contact and help build confidence. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues and mobility difficulties (wheelchair user) 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 EL392 (22/5/19)

When – 2 hours once a week
Role – To visit with lady in her own home
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat. To provide social interaction and reduce isolation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a visual impairment 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

Fishing Buddy – ref EL393 (27/5/19)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a month                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with gentleman and support to go fishing   
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support to go fishing. 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 dementia and a visual/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

Home/Social Buddy – ref EL394 (21/5/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with lady in her own home  
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat. To provide companionship and to help reduce isolation. 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

Shopping Buddy – ref EL396 (212/6/19)

When – 1  hour once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with lady and support to go shopping  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support to go shopping.  To provide additional social contact. 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 EL397 (14/6/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with lady and support to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support to go out for coffee. 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 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

Home/Social Buddy – ref EL398 (14/6/19)

When – 2 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. 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 dementia 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/Social Buddy – ref EL399 (18/6/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with lady in her own home  
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat. To provide companionship and to help reduce isolation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the 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

Social Buddy – ref EL404 (3/7/19)

When – 2 – 3 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support gentleman to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support to access activities in the local community. To provide some respite from his caring responsibilities. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with learning disability 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

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL405 (10/7/19)

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 EL407 (15/7/19)

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

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL408 (15/7/19)

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

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL409 (17/7/19)

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

Football Buddy – ref EL178 (re-opened 13/7/16)

When – once a fortnight (Saturdays) during football season
Role – To support gentleman to attend home matches at Elgin Football Ground  
Tasks – To accompany gentleman to home football matches. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of difficulties experienced by people with a learning difficulty, wheelchair user and learning disability 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 EL411 (22/7/19)

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

Social Buddy – ref EL412 (6/8/19)

When – 2 hours on a Saturday afternoon                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with lady and accompany out to local restaurant  
Tasks – To visit with lady and accompany out to local restaurant. To encourage routine and provide social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability 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 EL413 (15/8/19)

When – 2 hours once a week
Role – To support lady with her shopping
Tasks – To support lady to go out in the community for shopping. To provide social contact. To promote emotional wellbeing and support her nutritional needs. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a mental health issues 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

Activities Buddy – ref EL416 (26/8/19)

When – 3 hours once a week (Saturday afternoon or Monday Evening)
Role – To support gentleman to attend club
Tasks – To support gentleman to attend The Countrymen’s Club near Mulben. To provide support to participate in activities. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. An interest in horses and horticulture 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

Alarm Responder x 2 ref EL417 (27/8/19)

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

Social Buddy – ref EL418 (9/9/19)

When – 2 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. To support to go out for coffee and explore activities in the local community. To provide companionship and to help reduce isolation. 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

Rebound Therapy Support – ref EL420 (14/2/19)

When – Monday and/or Wednesday evenings 6pm – 8pm at Cedarwood Day Services                                                                                                            
Role – To be a spotter for rebound therapy sessions
Tasks – To be vigilant and observant while staff and service users are on the trampoline. 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

Shopping Buddy – ref EL421 (30/9/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To accompany gentleman out shopping
Tasks – To accompany gentleman to go shopping thereby enabling him to maintain his independence. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the 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

Admin Buddy – ref EL422 (30/9/19)

When – 1 – 2 hours one evening a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support gentleman with administration  
Tasks – To support gentleman to manage correspondence. To provide reminders of upcoming appointments. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with anxiety and depression 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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