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Grocery Shoppers Needed - Greensburg Area

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Wesley Family Services-Older Adult Services

  • 2 people are interested

Volunteers are needed to shop for groceries for older, home-bound adults. Volunteers will collect shopping lists, shop at requested locations, and deliver groceries and receipts to participating seniors. Volunteers must be able to lift and carry groceries to, and in some cases, inside the door of a residence or apartment, observing current covid-19 mitigation guidelines.

Volunteers are scheduled at their convenience weekdays or weekends. You can accept single, one-time assignments or become a regular, 2-week shopper for a specific older adult.

All volunteers must complete or provide a PA Criminal Background Clearance (current within last 3 years) as well as the PA Child Abuse Clearance (current within the last 5 years).

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About Wesley Family Services-Older Adult Services

Location:

221 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, US

Mission Statement

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh (ISOS) and Open Your Heart to a Senior in Westmoreland County are programs of Wesley Family Services with a mission to maximize the independence of older adults in Allegheny County and Westmoreland County through practical volunteer-based supports.

Description

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh and Open Your Heart to a Senior (OYHS) are part of an 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 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! Some of our opportunities are suspended at this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please contact us for a current list of available opportunities.

In Allegheny County, we also offer Medicare counseling through our APPRISE program and home safety checks for seniors through the Safety for Seniors program.

Hunger
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

521 Plymouth StreetGreensburg, PA 15601

(40.29094,-79.54108)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Most assignments will require 2-3 hours to complete. Volunteers can accept assignments weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly depending on their interest and availability.
  • Must enjoy shopping! We like volunteers to make every effort to find those specific items that seniors might request, within reason, being respectful of dietary constraints.

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