Volunteer Opportunities - Fochabers

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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.

Alarm Responder x 1 ref FOC25 (reopened 24/10/22)

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

Social/Shopping Buddy – ref FOC28 (reopened 2/7/20)

When – 2 - 3 hours one morning a week                                                                                                          
Role – To visit with gentleman and support to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and support to explore activities in the local community. To support to go shopping once a fortnight. To provide social interaction. 
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties  desirable but not essential.

Alarm Responder x 1– ref SB06 (reopened 16/1/23)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for male – 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

Social Buddy – ref SB08 (29/6/21)

When – 2 hours once a week                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Role – To visit with gentleman and accompany out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman and accompany out in the community if health permits.  To explore activities that may be of interest to him. To provide social contact and improve mental health and well-being. 
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with mobility difficulties (wheelchair user) desirable but not essential. 

Social Buddy – ref FOC37 (8/11/21)

When – 2 hours once a week       
Role – To visit with gentleman and support to go out in the community  
Tasks – To visit with gentleman in his own home for coffee and chat. To accompany out in the community for coffee. 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 FOC40 (12/1/22)

When – as required, emergency situations only
Role – Community Alarm responder/keyholder for a couple – 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

Alarm Responder x 2 ref FOC42 (13/6/22) (Orbliston)

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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