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Grocery Shopper Escort

Waterloo Home Support Services

City of Waterloo

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Assist vulnerable clients with grocery shopping to gain access to food.

Commitment of only 2 hours per week or every other week. Shopper Escort volunteers drive and assist older adults or an adult with a disability who would otherwise have difficulty shopping alone. Volunteers escort the client they are matched with during daytime, weekday hours.

This volunteer role requires good decision-making and communication skills, flexibility, patience, reliable vehicle and valid driver's license. Volunteers must pass all screening requirements.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 25+
English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Physical Demand

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Driver/Transportation, Senior Services

Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Sensitivity, Respect, Ethical Framework

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: A weekday, daytime volunteer orientation and an introduction to the senior you are matched with will be provided by Waterloo Home Support Services staff.
Working Conditions:
Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 7 - 12 months
Weekday - Daytime
Approximately 2 hours per week on a weekday between 9am and 4pm

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Waterloo Home Support Services Waterloo, N2J 1P7

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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

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