The Food Train Stirling is in its 6th year and is volunteer run. We provide an essential grocery shopping/delivery service for any older person in Stirling who may be struggling to access food due to disability, mobility issues or frailty. Our aim is to prevent social isolation and malnutrition in older persons. We have a dedicated and diverse set of volunteers, which we are very proud of. We collect shopping lists on a Monday then we shop and deliver Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
This role invovles:
- Working in pairs visiting customers to collect shopping lists.
- Writing shopping lists for customers when asked.
- Spending a few minutes chatting with customers
To carry out this role, you will have at least basic literacy, be of a cheerful disposition, have a commitment to helping older vulnerable people, be well presented, able to get to our offices, and be able to offer a 6 month commitment (not necessarily consecutive months). It would be benefical, but not essential to have a driving license and the ability to drive a van.
In appreciation of your time, we are able to offer expenses to and from the office to all volunteers. You will also have access to water and healthy snacks whilst volunteering. We also carry out a full induction with volunteers which includes malnutrition training and dementia training. This role is very social, and fun. Our volunteers are able to be active whilst making a direct impact in their community by helping vulnerable older people, who without The Food Train, would struggle to have access to food.
In addition, you can expand your skills and employability. We are happy to offer a written reference for volunteers who are with us for a minimum of 6 months.