Volunteer Opportunities - Forres Area

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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.

Home/Social Buddy – ref FO75 (re-opened 28/6/21)

When – 2 hours once a week         
Role – To support female to attend activities
Tasks – To support female to explore activities in the local community which may be of interest to her. To provide companionship and to help reduce isolation.
Skills required – Patience and good communication skills. Ability to deal with low moods desirable but not essential.

Home/Social Buddy – ref FO119 (re-opened 5/5/22)

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

Alarm Responder x 1 ref FO143 (reopened 3/10/22)

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

Correspondence/Social Buddy – ref FO150 (Reopened 15/10/21)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To support female with correspondence
Tasks – To support female with correspondence and remind her about upcoming appointments. To provide an opportunity to socialise over cuppa and chat.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with poor short term memory desirable but not essential.

Activities Buddy – ref FO154 (11/6/18)

When – 2 hours a week flexible
Role – To support gentleman to explore activities in his local community
Tasks – To support gentleman to explore activities that may be of interest to him in his local community. To provide social contact. 
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties (wheelchair user), learning disability and visual impairment desirable but not essential. 

Phone/Social Buddy – ref FO184 (reopened 4/10/21)

When – 1 hour once a week                           
Role – To support gentleman to engage in social activities  
Tasks – To  support gentleman to explore activities and groups in his local area.  To help build self-confidence. An interest in computer games desirable but not essential
Skills required – Awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning difficulty desirable but not essential.

Home Buddy – ref FO203 (reopened 29/9/21)

When – 1 hour once a week        
Role – To visit with female in her own home for coffee and chat
Tasks – To visit with female at home for coffee and chat. To support with crosswords, jigsaws, etc. To provide social contact.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia, visual and hearing impairments desirable but not essential.  

Home Buddy – ref FO254 (reopened 29/11/21)

When – 2 hours once a week     
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home for coffee and chat
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home for coffee and chat and local walks weather permitting.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia desirable but not essential.

Home Buddy – ref FO255 (15/9/21)

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 awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and dementia desirable but not essential.

Social Buddy – ref FO263 (26/1/22)

When – 2 hours once a week            
Role – To visit with gentleman for coffee and chat   
Tasks – To visit with gentleman for coffee and chat. and support to go out in the community. To go out for coffee when health permits
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and mental health issues desirable but not essential.

Home Buddy – ref FO267 (16/3/22)

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 dementia and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

Social/Outings Buddy – ref FO268 (1/4/22)

When – 2 hours once a week          
Role – To visit with gentleman and support out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support out in the community, to go for a run in the car     
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia and a hearing impairment desirable but not essential

Home Buddy – ref FO270 (11/4/22)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a fortnight                                    
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

Alarm Responder x 2 ref FO276 (22/6/22)(Burgie)

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 FO277 (24/6/22)

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

Activities Buddy – ref FO278 (12/8/22)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week                      
Role – To support gentleman to attend activities  
Tasks – To support gentleman to explore activities that are of interest to him in the local community eg bowling, darts, snooker, attend football matches
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and short term memory issues desirable but not essential

Home Buddy – ref FO279 (15/8/22)

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 dementia and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

Home Buddy – ref FO280 (29/8/22)

When – 1 hour 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. To play cards      
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and anxiety desirable but not essential

Social Buddy – ref FO281 (31/8/22)

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 explore activities in the local community.  To go out for coffee/lunch       
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and a learning disablility desirable but not essential.

Alarm Responder x 1 ref FO282 (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 2– ref FO284 (16/11/22)

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
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 1 ref FO285 (18/11/22)

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 FO286 (22/11/22)

When – 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 loneliness.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

Walking Buddy – ref FO287 (28/11/22)

When – 2 hours twice a week (Monday & Wednesday)     
Role – To visit with gentleman and support to go out walking
Tasks – To support gentleman to attend N4H organised walks in Forres and Elgin. To help build confidence and improve social contact  
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 2 ref FO288 (30/11/22)

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

Alarm Responder x 1– ref FO289 (1/12/22) (Brodie)

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
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

Alarm Responder x 1– ref FO290 (7/12/22) 

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
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed

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