Forres Area Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact us at volunteering.CC@moray.gov.uk or 01343 567102

Activities/Coffee Buddy – ref FO32 (15/01/14)

When – 2 hours a week
Role – To offer support to gentleman to reduce isolation and to engage with his community  
Tasks – Initially to visit gentleman at home for coffee and chat.  To go for walks in the local community and have coffee out. Provide companionship and conversation.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Experience of working with people with learning disability desirable but not essential. Caring nature, patience, good communication skills, reliable and committed, trustworthy and respectful.  PVG check required, paid for by Moray Council

Activities Buddy – ref FO36 (28/2/14)

When – to be arranged with volunteer and staff
Role – To offer support to gentleman to reduce isolation.
Tasks – To support gentleman in attending computer classes and also to go swimming. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Experience of working with 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 FO39 (re-opened 12/1016)

When – 2 hours once a week
Role – To accompany lady to go out for coffee
Tasks – To accompany lady to go out for coffee and to support her to attend activities in her local community. 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

Outings Buddy – ref FO46 (3/10/14)

When – 2 hrs once a fortnight
Role – To visit with gentleman and go out to places of interest
Tasks – To take gentleman out to local places ie Forres and Findhorn for coffee and chat. To support gentleman to improve and gain confidence with his mobility.Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Experience of working with people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential. Training provided. Experience of working with people with mild 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

Social Buddy – ref FO48 (re-opened 12/4/16)

When – to be arranged
Role – To support lady to access social activities in her community  
Tasks – To support lady who is registered blind to access social activities in her community.  To assist lady to source and access transport.  To provide conversation and companionship. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties people with visual impairment can experience. 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 FO49 (14/10/14)

When – 2 hours a week
Role – To support gentleman to access social activities in his community 
Tasks – To support gentleman who is registered blind and a wheelchair user to access social activities in his community.  To assist gentleman to source and access wheelchair appropriate transport.  To provide conversation and companionship. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of the difficulties people with visual impairment experience and experience of working with a 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

Social Buddy – ref FO61 (re-opened 12/5/16)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                     
Role – To support lady in local activities  
Tasks – To support her to become involved in activities eg knitting. To go for coffee. To provide social contact and companionship.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia  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

Home/Social Buddy – ref FO75 (re-opened 30/11/16)

When – 2 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support lady to go out in the community    
Tasks –To visit with lady in her own home and assist with correspondence.  To accompany lady out for coffee and explore activities/groups of interest to her in the local community.  To provide social contact and reduce loneliness. 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

Golf/Social Buddy – ref FO78 (11/3/16)

When – 2 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support gentleman to go to local golf club    
Tasks –To support gentleman to go to local golf club and continue in an activity he enjoys. To provide social contact and help build network of people who can support him when he goes out. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with dementia 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 FO80 (4/4/16)

When – 2 - 3 hrs once/twice a week                                                                                                      
Role – To visit with gentleman and accompany out in the community
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support him to go out in the community, to go for a drive. To provide social contact and conversation. 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/Shopping Buddy x 2 – ref FO81 (5/4/16)

When – 2 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support lady to go out in the community
Tasks – To provide support for lady to spend time out of nursing home environment. To accompany out shopping or taking out for walks. 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 mental health issues and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential (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

Swimming  Buddy – ref FO82 (12/4/16)

When – once/twice a week                                                                                                          
Role – To accompany lady to the hydrotherapy pool
Tasks – To accompany lady to the hydrotherapy pool and support her in the water. To help improve health and wellbeing. 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. Ability to swim. 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 FO90 (re-opened 28/10/16)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week                                                                                                    
Role – To visit with lady in her own home  
Tasks – To  visit with lady for coffee and chat. To provide social contact and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – 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

Home Buddy – ref FO91 (27/6/16)

When – 2 - 3 hours 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 reduce social isolation. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of the 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

Alarm Responder x 2– ref FO93 (12/7/16)

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 FO94 (22/7/16)

When – 2 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To accompany lady out for coffee
Tasks – To support lady to go out for coffee and to accompany her to the Dementia Café once a month.  To provide social contact and reduce isolation. 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 Councill

Home Buddy – ref FO98 (25/8/16)

When – 2 hours once a fortnight                                                                                                    
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home for chat and cuppa. To provide social interaction. To build confidence with a view to supporting him to engage more with the community. 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. An interest in model aeroplanes 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 FO99 (14/10/16)

When – 2 hours once a week/fortnight                                                                                                     
Role – To visit with lady in her own home   
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home, providing social contact and companionship. To accompany out for short walks. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of 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

Alarm Responder x 2– ref FO100 (21/10/16)

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 FO101 (15/11/16)

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

Home Buddy – ref FO102 (16/11/16)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                         
Role – To visit with gentleman at home for a cuppa and chat
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home providing social contact and reduce feelings of loneliness and 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

Walking/Social Buddy – ref FO103 (25/11/16)

When – 2 hours once a week/fortnight
Role – To support gentleman to go for walks  
Tasks – To accompany gentleman out walking and provide social contact. To go for coffee and possibly join a group of interest to him. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – 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

Alarm Responder x 2– ref FO104 (28/11/16)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for male – 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 FO106 (12/12/16)

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

Home/Baking Buddy – ref FO107 (16/12/16)

When – 2 – 3 hours once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To visit with lady in her own home   
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home and support her to participate in activities she enjoys  such as baking and cooking. 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 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 FO108 (5/1/17)

When – 1 – 2 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To visit with lady in her own home
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home and provide social contact. To help reduce loneliness and social 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

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