Shopping Service Volunteer

  • VO85143


Description

Our free Shopping Service provides help for those who find it difficult to pick up their prescriptions or do their own shopping, such as the elderly, or those that are self-isolating due to covid-19. This ensures that individuals have access to groceries and their prescriptions, without having to arrange home delivery, or put themselves at risk by going shopping. At the moment, this service operates largely around Blairgowrie and Rattray and the surrounding areas, however we will be able to increase our service areas with more volunteers.

What’s in it for you? paid mileage at 0.45p/mile, a chance to help older people- particularly during these difficult times by providing a safer option than public transport or driving, a chance to meet new people, and get involved in the community

Due to the nature of this work, Elder Voice comply with CRBS Disclosure Scotland procedures, and all volunteers undergo PVG disclosures.

Organisation aims and objectives

Elder Voice is a charity, based in Blairgowrie, committed to addressing loneliness, isolation and malnutrition in older people living in and around Perth & Kinross. We offer a number of services for the elderly, including Community Transport Services, Shopping Services, Befriending and Telephone Befriending, and our taxi voucher scheme.

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Restrictions

Experience required: - A drive to help people, especially older and vulnerable people in the community - Good communication skills- you will need to be able to communicate with the clients who may have communication difficulties, or may be hard of hearing
Travel details: Blairgowrie and Rattray, and surrounding areas
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 months ago

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