Grocery Shopper Needed for Older Adult-Export
Wesley Family Services-Older Adult Services
Volunteer needed to shop for groceries for an older, disabled gentleman in Export. Volunteer will collect shopping lists, shop at requested locations (typically Delmont Walmart), and deliver groceries and receipts to participating individual. Volunteers must be willing and able to lift and carry groceries inside the door of this residence observing current covid-19 mitigation guidelines.
Volunteers can schedule at their convenience weekdays or weekends. We are ideally looking for someone to shop once or twice a month. It is helpful if the volunteer has a willing ear. This client is isolated and lonely and LOVES to talk.
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).
About Wesley Family Services-Older Adult Services
221 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, US
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.
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.