Volunteer Opportunities - Lossiemouth

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Social Buddy – ref LO19 (re-opened 20/7/17)

When – 2 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To provide social contact for lady    
Tasks – To support lady to go out in the community providing social contact and companionship. 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 LO21 (re-opened 2/8/17)

When – 2 hours once a week  
Role – To provide company for lady in her own home  
Tasks – To accompany lady, weather permitting, out in the community for coffee if wanted. To provide companionship and conversation.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Awareness of difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties (wheelchair user). 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 LO23 (reopened 14/4/17)

When – 2 – 3 hrs once a week                                                                                                   
Role – To support gentleman to attend activities in his community   
Tasks – To support gentleman to attend activities he enjoys such as playing pool. To help build gentleman’s self-esteem.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a visual impairment 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 (11/5/17)

When – 2 - 3 hours once a week                                                                                                          
Role – To support lady to go out in the community  
Tasks – To support lady to go out for coffee and explore local community. To 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 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

Social Buddy – ref LO55 (21/2/18)

When – 2 hours once a week on a Saturday
Role – To visit with lady in her own home and accompany out in the community
Tasks – To visit with lady in her own home for coffee and chat.  To accompany out in the community. 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 mobility difficulties and a hearing impairment 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 LO59 (26/4/18)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                           
Role – To support lady to go shopping  
Tasks – To support lady to go shopping or to get shopping on days she is not able to go. To 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 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

Alarm Responder x 2 ref LO61 (18/5/18)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for lady – must live within 30 minutes travel time   
Tasks – call and check well being of person who has activated alarm.  Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – Understanding, calm in difficult situations, level headed, Standard Disclosure check required, paid for by Moray Council

Activity Buddy – ref LO62 (6/6/18)

When – 3 hours once a month (Wednesday morning)                                                                                                     
Role – To support gentleman to go to hydrotherapy pool
Tasks – To support gentleman to go to hydrotherapy pool in Forres once a month. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with Parkinsons 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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