Food Security Volunteer (Elder Services)

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Catholic Charities of Boston

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The Food Security Volunteer for Elder Services is responsible for working with an assigned client who is a homebound elder living in South Boston Senior Housing located on L Street. Catholic Charities is working with a local food pantry to provide groceries on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Pick up from pantry is 11:30AM. The volunteer will (pick up and) deliver of a bag of groceries on a monthly basis and assist his/her assigned client with unpacking and putting away groceries. Volunteer would be having a conversation and spending approximately 20-30 minutes with the client during the delivery and unpacking process. The position requires a monthly commitment of at least 6 months.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Establish/maintain relationship with assigned client
  • Be able to deliver groceries to a homebound elder on a monthly basis
  • Establish appropriate boundaries with client
  • Attend occasional trainings
  • Ability to clearly communicate with and provide feedback to Director
  • Demonstrate professionalism and a positive attitude when working with client
  • Will require lifting grocery bag(s) of approximately 20 lbs.
  • Must maintain confidential information in a professional manner at all times

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to work with people from all walks of life in a caring non-judgmental way
  • Experience with working with elders
  • Comfortable interacting with people on a one-on-one basis
  • Ability to lift, push or pull 20 lbs of groceries
  • Ability to speak another language (Spanish or Albanian) in addition to English is helpful but not required

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

275 West BroadwayBOSTON, MA 02127

(42.33879,-71.0514)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour monthly; preferably for 6 months
  • Must be available Wednesdays; ability to travel to L Street Senior Housing

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