Collingwood Neighbourhood House (Grocery Shopping Program Volunteer Driver)

Organization Name: Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Opportunity Title: Grocery Shopping Program Volunteer Driver
Category: Driving / Transportation
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: May 3, 2023
End Date: January 1, 2028

  • Background/police check requiredAppropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

Join the Grocery Shopping Program at Collingwood Neighbourhood House and start making a difference in the lives of vulnerable seniors in your community. Every Wednesday, anytime between 10am to 2pm, drivers will pick up pre-packaged grocery orders at the Grandview Save on Foods (2880 Bentall St) and deliver the orders to seniors in the Renfrew-Collingwood Neighbourhood and surrounding areas. With your help, isolated and mobility restricted seniors can stay in their homes independently while receiving grocery deliveries.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about food security, the unique issues facing older adults/seniors in Vancouver, and to provide valuable community outreach and support. This role is a great fit for anybody of any age, whether you’re a young student looking to help and learn about issues facing seniors, or an older adult yourself looking to give back and help others in your time off or retirement.

Additional Details: Basic registration forms and emailing required. Bonus: We reimburse your mileage for delivery driving at 0.55 cents a kilometer, and we can provide you with a code to apply for a free, online criminal record check! Additionally, if you don’t have regular access to a car, we can put you on our MODO carshare account with no cost to you!

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