Personal Shopper Service Volunteers - Cam/Glen

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Description

LEAP have established a free shopping and prescription delivery service for eligible older adults who are self-isolating due to the Coronavirus pandemic and have no other means of support.

Fully trained LEAP Personal Shopper Service volunteers will provide essential deliveries to support older people in our communities at this time. Our personal shopper volunteers will carry out the following services:
• Shopping (supermarket shops and essential goods only)
• Prescription delivery

LEAP will not ask volunteers to do:
• Personal banking including cashback or other errands
• Non-essential shopping
• Face to face visiting

Who is eligible?
This is an unprecedented situation and therefore this service is only available to people who are self-isolating and unable to go out in the community themselves and do not have support from family or friends during the pandemic. We are able to support people who would normally have family or friend support but do not at this time because their family or friends are also self-isolating. To qualify for the service, a client must meet the following criteria:
• Aged 50-70 with underlying health conditions OR
• Aged 70 plus with or without underlying health conditions
AND
• Do not have support from friends or family at this time.

Why is it safer?
LEAP is an award-winning charity with a 27-year history in working with older adults and enhancing the lives of people aged 50 plus living in South Lanarkshire. We want to support our community at this time. We will do this by:
• All shoppers trained in safe delivery procedures incorporating social-distancing measures
• All shoppers will use strict hygiene procedures to ensure we do not bring infection to clients
• Payment of goods upon delivery of service, no up-front charges
• Payment methods to suit you: cash, card, bank transfer or cheque
• Service provided by a reliable and reputable organisation

Organisation aims and objectives

R:evolve Recycle is the latest project to be brought to you by LEAP, which has been enhancing the lives of older people in South Lanarkshire since 1992. Servicing Cambuslang, Rutherglen and Hamilton, this innovative intergenerational project aims to cut C02e and waste by offering a range of services and activities which prolong the life of clothes and textiles We offer creative and exciting volunteering opportunities by sharing the skills and life experience of older people within the community, whilst bringing back a ‘make do and mend’ culture.

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We are looking for volunteers who are available at any of the slots indicated during the hours of operation and can maybe go out 2-3 times per week for deliveries. This can be arranged around home and part-time working or other commitments

Restrictions

Volunteers and no one in your household show any symptoms of Coronavirus You are under 70 years old You are not 28 weeks pregnant or more You do not have any underlying health condition
Experience required: No experience required, although it is important that you are reliable. If you have a desire to help your community thrive then this would be excellent.
Travel details: This volunteering takes place in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE throughout Cambuslang and Rutherglen areas
Minimum age: 12

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.