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The shoppers are given grocery lists to pick for customers in a local supermarket and are supported by delivery volunteers in this activity. Grocery shopping takes place Tuesday to Thursday and the service operates 52 weeks a year.

Volunteers are shopping using a standard trolley and require a degree of physical fitness.

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.











Travel details: The shopping takes place at a supermarket in central Paisley. This may be reviewed for the service in East Renfrewshire.


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Cash paid to volunteer on submission of receipts/tickets
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training on the pathway for the role and on-going support will be provided
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago