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.

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 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

Alarm Responder x 1 ref LO109 (14/4/23)

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 Buddy – ref LO110 (24/4/23)

When – 30 minutes once a week          
Role – To visit with gentleman and assist with reading mail
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support to read his mail
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a visual and hearing impairment desirable but not essential

Alarm Responder x 2 ref LO111 (17/5/23)

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

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