• VO94183


Opportunities available across Dumfries and Galloway (Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Newton Stewart, Stranraer)
Food Train is an award-winning charity providing services to older people who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. Shoppers work in the local stores to make up the customers’ orders for delivery. Reports to: Food Train Staff Location: Based from Local Branch The Role will include a combination of the following: • Making up and checking customers shopping orders • Packing boxes ensuring weight distribution • Putting customers’ orders through the till • Pay for the shopping and complete necessary paperwork • To report any matters of concern to Food Train staff • To inform Food Train Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints • To maintain confidentiality • Representing Food Train in a professional manner to customers and the wider community.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our aim is to support older people to live independently at home. Our preventative services address the difficulty older people face getting their weekly grocery shopping, doing jobs around the house and the growing isolation that comes with failing health. We also aim to provide a wide range of supported volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and ability and these include shopper, driver, delivery assistant and office assistant.

Frequency and commitment details

3 month minimum


Experience required: There are no formal educational requirements for this role however knowledge of the needs of older people acquired through life and family experiences, training received or practice-based experience is desirable. • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
Travel details: Opportunities available at branches across the region (Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Newton Stewart, Stranraer)
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Training and support provided by Food Train staff

Last updated 3 months ago