Friendly Grocery Shoppers


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Middlesex County OnlyMiddletown, CT 06457


Our Friendly Grocery Shopping program needs volunteers who are able to grocery shop for seniors who live in Middlesex County. Functional and/or visual limitations can make it difficult for many elders to drive and/or shop on their own. Also, some may be isolated and have no family to shop for them. Elders who wish to go shopping with the volunteer must be self-mobile and self-transferring, so volunteers do not provide any hands-on escorting or assistance. All of our volunteers are screened, trained, certified and bonded, as volunteers must clear a criminal background check, motor vehicle record search and application process which includes providing a valid driver's license and current auto insurance ID card. All of our volunteer services offered are in effort to diminish the risk of isolation and/or unnecessary institutionalization of an elderly person. Volunteers must be age 21 or older and orientations are offered thoughout the year. Friendly Shopping can be conducted daytimes, early evenings and on weekends. Friendly Grocery Shoppers do not handle credit or debit cards, and do offer assistance with helping put groceries away.


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • On-Going
  • Auto Insurance ID Card
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