Shopping Companion

  • VO91093
  • Home-based volunteering


Collect an older person from their home on agreed date and time to take them for their grocery shopping.

· Support them as they do their grocery shop and transport them back to their home, helping unpack shopping if required.

· To report back to Food Train Connects team and complete all required documentation after each trip.

· To report any matters of concern to Food Train staff

· To inform Food Train Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints

· To maintain confidentiality

· To represent Food Train in a professional manner to customers and the wider community

Organisation aims and objectives

Enable older people to eat well, age well and live well by providing volunteer support. Food Train Connects aims to connect any older person wishing a little extra practical or social support with a local volunteer eager to help in their local community.










Frequency and commitment details

At least 3 month commitment due to the befreiding elemnt within this role


Experience required: Knowledge of the needs of older people acquired through life and family experiences. Friendly, sociable and patient with a caring manner. Good telephone manner and willingness to use own phone to make shopping arrangements. Driving licence and use of a suitable vehicle. Responsive, flexible and efficient.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: .45 per mile up to max 10 miles
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: After the first shopping trip , volunteer and member both give feedback and decide on the suitability of the match.
Training details: Food Train Induction, Food Train Connects role induction and training, ongoing support and training provided by the Connects team.

Last updated 5 months ago