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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Volunteer Shopper

Do you love supermarket shopping? Do you want to help older people in your local community? YES! Then this is the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.

Our trusted, reliable and friendly volunteers provide a vital weekly food shopping service which helps older people stay healthy and independent at home.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings our Volunteer Shoppers work locally in Galashiels Asda. Shoppers are given pre-written shopping lists to work through and make up individual customer orders. When all shopping orders have been completed Shoppers assist with processing these through the checkout ready to be collected by one of our Volunteer Drivers.
Shoppers normally dedicate a morning to this activity each week, starting around 8am and finishing by 12 midday. This social and active post will help keep you fit walking up and down all the supermarket aisles… not to mention what an expert you’ll become on the supermarket layouts and prices!

Experience required

No specific skills are required, just enthusiasm, commitment plus a friendly and approachable manner. You need to have a good level of spoken and written English to understand customers' requirements/shopping lists.

Travel details

Asda supermarket in Galashiels town centre.

Travel expenses

Travel to and from the Galashiels office will be reimbursed at 45p per mile or public transport costs reimbursed.

Training details

You can see what it involves and decide if you would like to support this activity.

Taster available

Minimum age: 16

Frequency & commitment
Shoppers normally dedicate a morning to this activity each week, starting around 8am and finishing by 12 midday. Minimum commitment of 6 months.

Volunteers (aged 16-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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