Volunteer Opportunities - Keith Area

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Social Buddy – ref KE26 (24/3/17)

When – 2-3 hours once a week                                                                                                     
Role – To support gentleman to explore social/business opportunities
Tasks – To visit with gentleman at home and support to explore different local groups that may be of interest to him.  To assist him to develop a business idea by sourcing a business course and support him to attend. To provide social contact and promote independence.  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. Also an awareness of cerebral palsy and a 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 KE27 (reopened 10/3/16)

When – 2 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To visit with gentleman in care home
Tasks – To visit with gentleman, providing social contact and conversation. To accompany him out in his local community to library or short walk pushing wheelchair. 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

Activities Buddy – ref KE62 (1/7/16)

When – 3 hours once a week                                                                                                    
Role – To support gentleman to go out  
Tasks – To support gentleman on trips for outdoor activities such as looking at wildlife, birds and gardening. To provide social contact and promote confidence to attend activities on his own. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a 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 KE67 (10/5/17)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To accompany lady out shopping
Tasks – To accompany lady to local supermarket for shopping.  To help increase confidence when out thereby enabling her to maintain her 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

Home Buddy – ref KE71 (27/7/17)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady in social conversation  
Tasks – To visit lady in her own home for chat and cuppa. To provide company and social interaction and promote well being. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties and speech 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

Social Buddy – ref KE73 (22/12/17)

When – 1 – 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 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

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