HomeCare Options' Volunteer Shopper Opportunities

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HomeCare Options

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Enjoy shopping? Love to help people? HomeCare Options in Totowa, New Jersey, a licensed and accredited home health care agency, serving residents and families of Passaic County and northern New Jersey since 1954, is seeking new volunteer shoppers for their House Call Groceries for Seniors program. This all volunteer shopping group provides a very practical service for Seniors and handicapped residents throughout Passaic County who are homebound and no longer able to shop for groceries for themselves. Each shopper, simply by making themselves available to shop for a client, also brings an extra dose of caring and sunshine into the lives of people who often have few other people resources to rely on.

Individual shoppers, husband/wife teams, and parent/teen shopping pairs are welcome to apply.

Can you share a few hours of your time to help each week? every other week? or once each month? You choose how far you can travel to help, and which town(s) you are able to shop in. You can shop during the day, in the early evenings, or on weekends, depending on your schedule. We will find a match for you. Please call Julie Ford at (973) 310-9478 to learn more about this program.

Once you are matched with a client, you contact your client first by phone, then make arrangements for a first shopping visit. You will go to your client's home to pick up a list and coupons, and the form of payment of course. Once you have shopped, you simply return to the client's home with the list, the groceries and the change, and if needed, help the client to put away the groceries.

Clients are so happy to have someone to talk to, to have someone who can help! You will really make someone's day every time you shop! All are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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About HomeCare Options

Location:

783 Riverview Drive, P.O. Box 287, Totowa, NJ 07511, US

Mission Statement

HomeCare Options is a not-for-profit home health care agency organized for the charitable purposes of assisting individuals and/or families to maintain a healthy, stable, in-home environment where illness, aging, disability, emotional stress or other problems threaten to disrupt the household. This agency provides professionally supervised health and social services which may include nursing, social work, homemaker-home health aide service, housekeeping, volunteer shopping, Good Steps Fall Prevention training and other services appropriate for the needs of those served.

Description

HomeCare Options was established in 1954 to help frail elderly and disabled individuals to remain safely at home in their communities with assistance from licensed and certified caregivers who have been pre-screened and well trained, and are motivated to help.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

783 Riverview DriveP.O. Box 287TotowaTotowa, NJ 07511

(40.9048,-74.2221)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • a few hours per wk, every other week, or every month, depending on the volunteer's availability.
  • Teen volunteers under 18 accompanied by parents are welcome.

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