Supported Shopping Volunteer

  • VO81386


The Supportive Shopping Service offers assistance with shopping to people who are living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C. Our clients often struggle to manage to get their shopping independently due to poor physical/mental health, limited mobility, social anxiety or literacy issues.

Organisation aims and objectives

Positive Help offers practical help to people affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The four core services are delivered by a team of trained volunteers. The services provided include: Befriending for children and young people; Home Support (cleaning, de-cluttering, painting, DIY, gardening, and other domestic tasks); a free Transport service, which helps people to get to and from medical appointments as well as support groups or local supermarkets; and Study Buddies, a homework mentoring service for children.










2 hours per month for 6 months


Experience required: A good listener A safe driver Patient, non-judgemental and caring An ability to maintain boundaries Ability to maintain confidentiality Reliable, with good timekeeping and communication skills Willing to undergo a PVG
Travel details: In service user's homes as required
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Submit relevant form and reciepts
Training details: First Aid and Safeguarding Training will be given as well as a full induction on the relevant issues and service group
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 days ago

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