If you can spare one day per week or fortnight then you could go out with The Food Train van around the area collecting shopping lists or making grocery deliveries to our customers, providing vital social contact for isolated people. You would help sort the shopping lists for the correct shops, collect the prepared orders and manage the cash float and customer's change. No experience of cash handling or banking required but volunteers need to be willing to learn new skills and be comfortable with handling cash payments.
Food Train is a grocery shopping, befriending and household support service for older people assisting and enabling them to live at home independently for as long as they are able. Mission 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. Vision We envisage our organisation as a ‘one stop shop' for older people - by providing services or helping them access services to help them live independently at home for as long as they wish and are able. Values we will respect our customers right to dignity, choice and independence in their later years we will deliver our services with flexibility, openness and a ‘can-do' approach we welcome diversity in volunteering and will respect and value the contribution made by our volunteers we will develop and value working relationships with a wide variety of community partners
Experience required: Flexible and friendly, able to communicate with people from all walks of life and able to empathise with the needs of elderly and isolated people. Need to commit to one whole day per week, fortnight or month.
Travel details: In and around Wigtownshire, based at 2 Hanover Lane, Stranraer.
Minimum age: 16
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Recoup transport costs, volunteers get mileage to meetings.
Training details: Two week trial period with an experienced volunteer, then a further two weeks supervised. On-going support.