Grocery Shopping Assistant

(Wesley, 52 Catharine St)

Position ID: V-HVC0611 Last Full Update: 28 Feb 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactJulia Zougas, Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator, Wesley; Phone: 905-528-5629; Email:
DutiesAs a grocery shopping assistant for Wesley's Shopping by Bus program, you help clients engage with a familiar face and provide social interaction with seniors in the community. 
- Assist older adults/seniors with accessing fresh fruits and vegetables while grocery shopping at No Frills and/or Fortinos!  
- Support with mobility on and off the program bus and in the store as needed 
- Friendly and attentive communication with clients 
- Capability to lift client’s groceries 
- Must be able to easily get on/off the bus and have a positive, friendly attitude 
The yearly schedule operates bi-weekly, alternating between two Burlington locations:  
- No Frills, 571 Brant Street 
- Fortinos, 1059 Plains Road East
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BenefitsYour interaction with older adults will help build your leadership, social and customer service skills.  
You will provide a familiar face and encourage social interaction between clients and store staff.
ClientsSeniors in Burlington
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Program Coordination / Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Dates and TimesWednesday: Morning 
biweekly, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
SeasonsYear Round
LocationNo Frills - 571 Brant St and Fortinos - 1059 Plains Rd E, Burlington. Hamilton locations available.
Number of PositionsBurlington: 10 individual(s) ; Hamilton: 1 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TransportationNear public transit
CostVulnerable Sector Police Check dated within past 6 months
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
Organization NameWesley, 52 Catharine St