Shopper Program

American Red Cross, South Central NY Region

Long-Term Project

Date and Location
03/15/2011 - 12/31/2015
 
Days of Work: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Time(s) of Day: No Preference
Address: 620 East Main St.
Endicott, NY 13760

Project Details
 
Project Category: Service (Unpaid)
Weekly Hours: 1-5
People Needed: 3-5
Seeking: No Preference
Project Description

Many elderly people are homebound and unable to go to the grocery store. The American Red Cross Shopper Program volunteers get paired with a local client and grocery shop for them weekly to bi-weekly. Volunteers may also run other small errands for their client, such as going to the post office or bank. Our clients greatly appreciate the assistance they receive from our dedicated shopper volunteers! Clients provide detailed shopping lists and money for the groceries. *This opportunity is also available for various types of groups (youth groups, student groups, etc.). Groups get paired with one client, and then either shop as a group or split the shopping weeks up among various group members.


Requirements
 
Training Required: NO
Immunization Proof: NO
Application Needed: YES (New Volunteer Application)
Other Requirements

New Volunteers are also required to watch an orientation video, complete a background check, and participate in an interview. Volunteers should also be friendly, flexible, and comfortable working with elderly individuals.


Project Contact Information
Project Contact

Contact Name
Sarah Fenster (AmeriCorps *VISTA)

Email
FensterS@usa.redcross.org

Phone
607-785-7207 ext 338

Mailing Address
620 East Main St.
Endicott, NY 13760

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American Red Cross, South Central NY Region

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