Grocery Shopping Assistant for Seniors

at South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre (view profile)
Location 600-1355 Bank Street
Date Posted Sep 13
Category Interconnected Community
Opportunity Type Volunteer
Subject Area Health and wellbeing
Estimated time (hours) 5 hours a month
Targeted Skills driving, friendly

Description

The Friendly Grocer program matches volunteers  to seniors or adults with disabilities living in the south end of Ottawa (between Riverside and Huntclub) to support with grocery shopping. Friendly Grocer volunteers arrange a time and date to shop with the client every 1 to 2 weeks as needed. Hours are flexible but generally clients prefer weekday and daytime. The volunteer is responsible for transporting the client to and from the grocery store and assisting with shopping. Tasks may include: reading labels, pushing shopping carts, searching for grocery items, helping help lift heavy items, reach items that can be too high and/or too low. The role also involves social connection to reduce isolation of clients in the community. Paring the outing with a social visit is ideal. The is a very rewarding role with very tangible impacts.

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