Personal Grocery Order-Taker & Driver (#CS2024-7)

Feb 7, 2024 | Volunteer Opportunities

Open until filled.

  • Volunteer Position: Personal Grocery Order-Taker & Driver
  • Name of Program: Personal Grocery Shopping Program

Program Description

The Personal Grocery Shopping Program closely pairs up one volunteer with a senior, who takes care of the ordering and can shop at different grocery stores with a flexible schedule. We accommodate payment options such as personal credit card, cash, and cheque!

  • Day(s) and Time: Flexible, consistent schedule, ~2 hours/week. Commitment of 6
    months minimum.
  • Location: Grocery store of your choice and seniors’ homes in the catchment area.


  • Contact assigned senior(s), take their grocery order, shop for their groceries, deliver
    groceries to seniors’ homes, and collect payment.
  • Conduct informal wellness checks.
  • Email the coordinator status updates, images of receipts, and summaries of payments.
  • Mileage will be reimbursed at $0.70/km.
  • We can also provide a MODO carshare account, if you do not have access to a car.


  • Interest in helping others and engaging with older adults.
  • Detailed and communicative.
  • Access to Wi-Fi, computer, and phone.
  • Capable of lifting ~20 lbs.
  • Class 7 Driver’s License minimum.
  • Additional language competencies beyond English are an asset.


  • 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.
  • Provide valuable community outreach and support.
  • Volunteer with a positive team that has a shared commitment to helping others

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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