Looking for a volunteer opportunity built around your schedule? Volunteer to drive older adults to the grocery store, shop for them, or pick up & deliver orders placed online.
Food insecurity is a concern for many older adults. Imagine not being able to drive to the grocery store or being unable to walk through the aisles because of mobility problems. Our grocery volunteers drive care receivers to the grocery store and assist with shopping if needed, or the volunteer will pick up their grocery list and money and shop for the care receiver. We are also seeing an increase in requests for simple pick-up and delivery of grocery orders placed online. Volunteers will also assist care receivers with bringing groceries in and putting them away if needed.
This is a one-on-one volunteer opportunity. Volunteers are matched with a care receiver to assist once per month and plan shopping events directly to accommodate each other’s schedules. Like our medical transportation, volunteers use their own vehicles and establish their own criteria of time and geographical areas where they wish to drive.
Family support and public transportation are not consistently available to older adults that no longer drive. Without transportation, older adults lose their independence and are denied access to basic living services such as getting to medical appointments, buying groceries, or accessing social services. As a volunteer, you can help fulfill a need and make a connection with the older adults in your community.
Through your service you can help Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley enhance the dignity and quality of life for all people in our community, neighbor to neighbor.
For more information about Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley, visit www.faithinactiongkv.com.
About Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley
P.O. Box 11623, Charleston, WV 25339, US
THE MISSION of Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley is to support the independent living of older adults and people with disabilities by lending a helping hand, neighbor to neighbor.
Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley is dedicated to helping older adults (60+) in Kanawha and Putnam counties sustain their independence and remain in their own homes as long as possible. Our volunteers help our care receivers by performing small acts of service that can mean the difference between aging in place and being forced to leave their homes. These include providing free services like transportation to medical appointments or the grocery store, making friendly telephone reassurance calls, performing minor home maintenance tasks, and more.