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Grocery Shopper

List or Escorted Shopping

Community Support Connections


   About the Position

Impact Statement
The shopping program serves to meet the needs of older adults and adults with different abilities who have no other way to get to a grocery store to continue to live independently in the community.

Description
Volunteers shop on behalf of the client from a list of groceries needed. Depending on service demand and volunteer availability, volunteers may shop for the same client or different clients.
Volunteers may also support a client for a grocery store - picking them up from their home, assisting them in the store as needed, and driving them and their groceries home again.
Flexible time commitment - you let us know when you are available from week to week! Mileage reimbursements available.
Keep Scheduling team informed regarding availability and immediately report any problems and/or concerns you may have.


Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+


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

Skill(s): Customer Service, Interpersonal Communication, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Empathy, Respect


Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: All volunteers will receive agency wide and program specific training before their first shift. The Program Coordinator is available to discuss concerns and to provide ongoing support as needed.

Community Support Connections offers regular volunteer educational workshops on various topics. All volunteers are notified of upcoming sessions.
Working Conditions: Grocery shops will be completed in your own personal vehicle for clients within Kitchener, Cambridge or North Dumfries.
Requirements:
- Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
- Have a valid G class driver's license
- Minimum $1 million in liability car insurance
Accessibility:
Transportation: Car required


Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
Anytime
Flexible time commitment. You tell us when you are available and we will match you with a client based on your availability. Shops are only taking place during office hours due to the pandemic. Monday - Friday 8:30am-4pm.

   Contact Information
http://www.communitysupportconnections.org
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Heidi Elliott
519-772-8787 Ext. 204
61 Woolwich Street North Breslau, N0B 1M0
Kitchener,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries

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