Shopping Friend -- Buckie, Elgin, Forres

  • VO85601


Could you help an older person living nearby with their weekly shopping?

Food Train Connects is looking for volunteers to help older people with their weekly shop in Buckie, Elgin, and Forres. 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.

As a volunteer shopper, you will collect the customer's shopping list, do the shopping and deliver it to their home. You can do this during your own shopping trip, or separately with expenses paid for travel. No money would be exchanged between customer and volunteer. Instead, you would pay for your customer’s shopping upfront and be reimbursed by Food Train Connects.

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

All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in volunteering with us/for more information please visit or email

Organisation aims and objectives

Food Train is a registered charity, voluntary organisation and social enterprise. Since 1995 Food Train has been making daily life easier for older people, providing vital services to those who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. Food Train makes hundreds of grocery deliveries every week, with the help of dedicated local volunteers, ensuring those most in need have access to fresh groceries.











Minimum age: 16


Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated a month ago