Shopping Volunteers

We need people to go shopping for residents or run a simple onsite shop for residents.

As a care home shopping volunteer, you will provide support for the home by going shopping for residents or by running a simple onsite shop for residents. You may also be asked to collect online orders and drop this at reception for residents.

What impact would I have? 

Going to a supermarket seems really simple, but this could really make a difference to an older person who can no longer leave the home or for a resident whose family can't visit often.

What skills and qualities do I need? 
  • Organised, reliable, and punctual
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic numeracy
  • Able to take instruction and direction
  • Mindful of infection control and good hygiene at all times
  • An understanding of the needs of older people
  • Flexible
  • Trustworthy and honest
  • Enjoy working with older people
  • It would be beneficial if you were a driver with access to a car, but this isn’t necessary (keep to necessary government guidelines, social distancing if you are using public transport or walking).
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