Grocery Order-Taker (#CS2024-6)

Feb 7, 2024 | Volunteer Opportunities

Open until filled.

  • Volunteer Position: Grocery Order Taker
  • Name of Program: Grocery Shopping Program

Program Description

The Grocery Shopping Program provides a supported shopping service to those who are 55+ residing in the Renfrew-Collingwood Neighbourhood and surrounding area. A group of dedicated volunteers will call a senior, take their order, and engage with them over the phone. Once the orders are taken, a driver will deliver them right to the senior’s door! Order-taking occurs every Monday or Tuesday, and deliveries are made on Wednesday and Thursday with groceries freshly picked from Save-On-Foods. With the support of this program, seniors are able to live independently at home while receiving grocery deliveries to their door.

Day(s) and Time: Flexible, consistent schedule. Make calls when convenient to you from home on Monday or Tuesday. ~1-2 hours/week
Location: Remote

Duties

  • Contact assigned senior(s) and take their grocery order online.
  • Engage the senior and conduct informal wellness checks.
  • Email the coordinator status updates on senior(s)

Requirements

  • Interest in helping others and engaging with older adults
  • Vulnerable sector/Criminal Record Check
  • Access to a phone and computer
  • Empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental attitude

Benefits

  • Support isolated and vulnerable seniors to get the food they need
  • Make a difference in the lives of community members and learn more about food
    security and the unique position of seniors within Vancouver

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our online registration form or visit our locations to complete a printed form.

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