Farmers' Market Shoppers for Seniors Needed
In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh
Do you love shopping at farmers' markets?Do you have time to do a little extra shopping while you're there?
Many seniors are unable to get to the market and get the fresh produce they need. You can help an older adult to stay healthy, live independently at home and feel connected to their community during this crisis by giving just a little bit of your time.
We are in need of volunteers in neighborhoods around the greater Pittsburgh area to shop for seniors at their local farmers' markets. We need volunteers during the day, evenings, and on weekends.
Volunteering is based on your location, interest and availability with no minimum requirements. You can volunteer once a week or once a month.
In Service of Seniors is a program from Wesley Family Services and our partner, The United Way. We've been supporting seniors for nearly 40 years and are adapting to the current needs of older adults in Allegheny County. When it is safe to do so, we will resume all of our normal services.
This volunteer position is only open to residents of Pennsylvania.
All volunteers must complete the PA Criminal History clearance (PATCH), which is free for volunteers. We are not able to accept volunteers who do not have a recent background check.
Register to volunteer here: https://form.jotform.com/200765618956163
About In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh
221 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, US
In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh (ISOS), a program of Wesley Family Services, has a mission to maximize the independence of older adults in Allegheny County through practical volunteer-based supports.
In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh is a part of the Open Your Heart to a Senior (OYHS) initiative of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Seniors who need some extra support to live independently at home and feel connected to their community are matched with volunteers in their neighborhood.
Volunteers are able to have flexible/self-service scheduling through an online database which allows volunteers to view and select activities that they would like to do. Some of the activities available are grocery shopping for or with an older adult, providing rides to appointments, friendly visiting, helping a senior with low vision read their mail, and more!
We also offer Medicare counseling through our APPRISE program and home safety checks for seniors through the Safety for Seniors program.