Volunteer Opportunities - Lossiemouth

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Social Buddy – ref LO36 (re opened 15/11/18)

When – 1 – 2 hours once a week (Wednesdays)
Role – To support lady to go walking
Tasks – To support lady to go out for walks in her local community and go for coffee. 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 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 LO39 (reopened 22/4/19)

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 in the local community. To reduce social isolation and promote emotional wellbeing. 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 LO43 (28/8/17)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week/fortnight                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with lady and support her to go out in the community for coffee. To help build up her confidence and provide social contact. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of 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 Buddy – ref LO64 (20/11/18)

When – 1 - 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To visit with lady in her own home
Tasks – To visit with lady at home for coffee and chat. To provide social contact and alleviate feelings of loneliness. 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 LO66 (6/12/18)

When – 2 hours once a week/fortnight                                                                                                           
Role – To visit with lady and accompany out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with lady and accompany out for coffee. To explore groups that may be of interest to her. To provide social contact. 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. 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 LO68 (13/3/19)

When – 2 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. To provide social contact 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

Walking/Social Buddy – ref LO69 (reopened 18/6/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with lady in her own home and support to go out in the community
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat. To support to go out for coffee and walk. To explore groups/activities that may be of interest to her. 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 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

Shopping Buddy – ref LO70 (reopened 8/2/19)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                       
Role – To support lady to go shopping
Tasks – To support lady to go shopping and help maintain independence. 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 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

Social Buddy – ref LO71 (7/6/19)

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 community for coffee.  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 a hearing 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

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