Shopping Friend

  • VO84471


Description

Food Train Connects provides a one to one grocery shopping services for older people who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. Our Connects Shopping Friends service is a fantastic way to make an impact on the lives of older people in your community. Our aim is to support older people to eat well, age well and live well.

Becoming a Food Train Connects Shopping Friend is rewarding and it makes a huge difference to people’s lives. It’s amazing the impact that regular support with grocery shopping can have on someone who is isolated or lonely. If you want to make sure that an older person is able to live well in their own home this is a great opportunity to do so.

The Role:
•Contact the older person you are matched with on a regular basis, usually weekly, to obtain their shopping list, carry out their shopping and then deliver to their home, putting away if necessary.
•Submit brief records, receipts for payment and to report any matters of concern to staff
•Keep within the boundaries of the role
•To inform Food Train Connects Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints
•To maintain confidentiality
•To represent Food Train in a professional manner to our members and the wider community

Organisation aims and objectives

To support older people over the age of 65 to live well, eat well and age well in their own home as long as they wish

Availability

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2 hours per day

Frequency and commitment details

After each shopping trip

Restrictions

Carrying out shopping tasks
Experience required: .An interest in people and their lives is essential •Friendly, sociable and patient with a caring manner •Ability to carry out regular shopping and deliver to older person’s home •Good verbal communication skills are required with a sense of humour who can adapt your conversation to different types of people •Maintain consistent communication with Food Train Connects staff throughout
Travel details: Volunteer will be matched with an older person within in their local area.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: : If volunteer is not able to carry out shopping trip as part of their own regular shopping we can reimburse travel expenses up to a maximum of 10 miles at 45p per mile.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Introduction and first shopping trip followed up by feedback session
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.