Food Shopping Assistant for Elderly

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Hearth, Inc.

  • 6 people are interested

We are in need of a volunteer to food shop for our Elsie Frank House, and some residents. The Elsie Frank House is a congregate living house and home to 9 formerly homeless elderly women.

The volunteer will shop for food for the house as a whole and for residents who need assistance. Right now the shopping has been done on Wednesday evenings, but it is completely optional and up to the volunteer(s).

The shopping can be done by two people, one person for the house and one for the residents, or completed by one person.

You are only donating your time/transportation, not purchasing and donating the food. It is preferred that the volunteer has access to a vehicle for this opportunity.

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About Hearth, Inc.


1640 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118, US

Mission Statement

Hearth, Inc., formerly The Committee to End Elder Homelessness, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness among the elderly through housing, outreach, and advocacy.


Hearth, Inc. operates 188 units of permanent housing for formerly homeless elders at seven residential sites throughout Greater Boston. The essence of Hearth's Housing Model is the integration of interdisciplinary services at each residence:

  • Housing
  • Mental Health Care
  • Health Services
  • Social Services

The Outreach Program works with over 325 elders each year, helping them find and succeed in homes of their own.

Hearth's National Initiative focus on raising awareness about the crisis of elder homelessness and promoting Hearth's Housing Model and Outreach Program as the solution.


We'll work with your schedule.


4 Bishop StreetBoston, MA 02130



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  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • This would be once per week, with 100% flexibility on the timing. The length of time we need a volunteer is unknown, but we are hoping for someone with availability for at least 2 - 3 months starting in mid February. 
  • Access to a vehicle is needed in order to food shop. Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian with them.

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