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Volunteer grocery shopper/delivery person

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Organization: Bag Half Full YOW

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 20

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Oct 17, 2021

Description

WHAT IS BAG-HALF-FULL?
We are a free grocery shopping and delivery service for vulnerable persons (e.g. elderly, immunocompromised, mobility issues) in Ottawa who are not able to shop for themselves. This initiative was started by University of Ottawa medical students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We're looking for anyone in Ottawa who is interested in volunteering their time towards shopping for and delivering groceries. This is a flexible position, meaning that you can volunteer with us when and where it works for you. This position is a great way to serve our community in this time of crisis, and a great addition to your CV!

WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO JOIN US?
You'll need a valid Police Records Check (or recent reference letter from a previous work or volunteer position) and access to a vehicle.

HOW DO YOU JOIN US?
To tell us that you're interested in this opportunity, please fill in this Google form: https://forms.gle/6ZQM1yRU6ho87hDi6

For more information, visit us at https://www.baghalffull.com/ or email us at baghalffullyow@gmail.com

Support us: gf.me/u/xw7pka

Contact

Monisha Kabir

613-518-2272

baghalffullyow@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunity Address
N/A

Details

Good for people interested in: COVID-19 Light Touch Volunteering; Transportation of goods; Companionship/Visiting

You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers will have the opportunity to help vulnerable individuals who are at high risk from serious illness due to COVID, or who are otherwise unable to go out and shop for their own groceries.

How will the organization benefit?
The organization does not benefit from the services we provide. Our service is provided free of charge to all of our clients.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); High School Students or Adolescents (14-18); Seniors (65+); Families; Groups; Persons with a disability; New Canadians

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Suitable for community service hours: Yes

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