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Supermarketing for Seniors

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Jewish Family Services of Greenwich-Supermarketing for Seniors

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 98 people are interested

Supermarketing for Seniors is looking for volunteers to shop for groceries for home-bound Greenwich seniors.

Volunteers call ahead of the shop for the grocery list, which gives the senior a friendly outlet for connection. The day of the shop they stop by to pick up the client's funds, then shop and return with groceries. All in-person interactions are done from a safe distance following CDC guidelines and without entering the client's home.

This position is as much about the relationship that develops as it is about the groceries. Anything shoppers notice that indicates there might be further services needed by the client are reported to program staff for follow up, so we can further serve or advocate for them.

Shopping schedule is set between volunteer and client; shopper emails monthly summary confirming dates they shopped.

Volunteers must submit to a background check, have checkable references, as well as a valid drivers license and up-to-date insurance on their car.

Requirements will shift as the situation evolves; training and support provided.


More opportunities with Jewish Family Services of Greenwich-Supermarketing for Seniors

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About Jewish Family Services of Greenwich-Supermarketing for Seniors

Location:

One Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich, CT 06830, US

Mission Statement

A nondiscriminatory shopping service to meet the needs of any Greenwich resident 60 years or older who requires assistance with grocery shopping.

Description

Supermarketing for Seniors, an established community program since 1986 allows for the increasing number of seniors to live independently, in their own homes, because of this service. Our shoppers are trained and caring people who will do the grocery shopping for our clients, and/or assist them in getting to the market and home again, safely. There is no fee for this service.

Community
Hunger
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

One Holly Hill LaneGreenwich, CT 06830

(41.06702,-73.6183)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 2 hours per week
  • Looking for backup to existing volunteer base for substitutions as needed

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