Volunteer Opportunities - Lossiemouth

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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.

Social Buddy – ref LO46 (reopened 20/12/21)

When – 2 hours once a week/fortnight            
Role – To support lady to go out in the community  
Tasks – To support lady to go out in the community and explore activities that may be of interest to her. To provide social contact and reduce isolation.                

Home Buddy – ref LO97 (3/8/21)

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 contact and reduce isolation. 
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health issues and mobility difficulties desirable but not essential.  required, paid for by Moray Council

Home Buddy – ref LO99 (17/8/21)

When – 1- 2 hours once a week (male preferred)  
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 desirable but not essential. 

Alarm Responder x 2 ref LO106 (20/6/22)

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

Home Buddy – ref LO107 (13/9/22)

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 desirable but not essential

Social/Shopping Buddy – ref LO108 (19/10/22)

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 community eg shopping or for coffee. To explore groups that may be of interest to her. To provide social contact  
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties desirable but not essential

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