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About the Position
Position #: 1538
OrganizationCity of Waterloo
Position: Shopper Escort
Location: Volunteer Office: 185 King Street South, Waterloo (client locations throughout Waterloo)
Description: Commitment of only 2 hours per week or every other week. Shopper Escort volunteers drive and assist older adults who would otherwise have difficulty shopping alone. Volunteers escort the senior they are matched with during daytime hours. This volunteer role requires good decision-making and communication skills, flexibility, patience and holding of a valid Class G license for 4 years or more. If you can safely assist a senior in and out of your vehicle and help to carry their purchases, it would mean the world to that person. Mileage reimbursement is provided.
Requirements: English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Physical Demand
Training Details: A weekday, daytime volunteer orientation and an introduction to the senior you are matched with will be provided by Waterloo Home Support Services staff.
Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail: Flexible daytime shifts; 1 or 2 hours per week or bi-weekly, as arranged with the older adult you are matched with.
Age: 25+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Driver/Transportation, Senior Services
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Decision-Making/Prioritizing
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.waterloo.ca/volunteer
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Volunteer Services
Phone: 519-888-6488
Address: Waterloo Home Support Services Waterloo, N2J 1P7
 
Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
(Townships Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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