Volunteer Opportunities - Fochabers

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Home Buddy – ref FOC07 (re opened 10/4/18)

When – to be arranged
Role – To visit with gentleman in his own home                                                                 
Tasks – To visit with gentleman for coffee and chat.  To encourage the gentleman over time to go out in his local community. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend Adult Protection training and reviews.
Skills required – Experience of working with people with mobility difficulties, visual and hearing impairments. 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 FOC12 (25/2/16)

When – 2-3 hrs once a week                                                                                                      
Role – To support gentleman to go out in his community   
Tasks – To support gentleman with making telephone calls (when required) and to accompany out in the community. To provide social contact and build confidence. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with a learning disability, hearing impairment and speech difficulties 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 us

Social Buddy – ref FOC18 (18/7/17)

When – One evening per week
Role – To support gentleman to local activities
Tasks – To support gentleman to explore activities that may be of interest to him in his local community.  To help build confidence and increase social interaction. Observe policies and procedures, maintain boundaries, attend training and reviews.
Skills required – An awareness of the difficulties experienced by people with dyslexia and dyspraxia 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

Alarm Responder x 2– ref FOC22 (24/5/18)

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.

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