Friendly Shopper

(Links2Care, Georgetown, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0080 Last Full Update: 07 Mar 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactKatie Craig, Volunteer and Friendly Visiting Coordinator, Links2Care; Phone: 905-873-6502 ext 165; Email: kcraig@links2care.ca
DutiesTo provide grocery and pharmacy services to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities. Volunteers complete grocery shopping and drop off at the clients home while also providing companionship services. 
 
Time commitment of 2-3 hours per week.
More Info Linkwww.links2care.ca
BenefitsConnect with your community and gain experience with seniors or adults with disabilities. Volunteers feel a sense of accomplishment and reward knowing that they are helping someone in need. 
 
Travel expenses are reimbursed.
ClientsSeniors or adults with disabilities who are living independently in the community.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit HoursNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Translation & Languages ; Patience, reliability, understanding, caring, good communication and listening skills, and the ability to socialize. Some knowledge of seniors and/or adults with disabilities is helpful.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; At least a 6 month commitment would be preferred.
Interaction LevelSolitary
Minimum Hours2 / Week
SeasonsYear Round
LocationVarious shopping centres in Georgetown and Acton. Location varies depending on clients' homes.
Number of PositionsActon: 3 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 3 individual(s) 
 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Orientation to the program. Other training opportunities are offered as available. Ongoing support from coordinator(s) is provided year round.
TransportationDriver License required ; Car required ; Volunteer is responsible to have transportation.
CostVolunteers are responsible to obtain a Police Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to volunteering. Once volunteers begin, half of the cost of the police check is reimbursed.
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements1 million dollar liability car insurance is required.
Agency Details
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Organization NameLinks2Care, Georgetown, Community Support Services
Office PhoneGeorgetown: 905-873-6502
Acton: 519-853-3310
Oakville: 905-844-0252
Toll Free PhoneGeorgetown: 1-866-920-6502
Oakville: 1-866-844-0252
Fax905-873-6195
E-Mailinfo@links2care.ca
Websitewww.links2care.ca
Address & Map
360 Guelph St, Unit 33
Georgetown, ON L7G 4B5
 
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