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Shopping Angels Canada (Become a Shopping Angel: volunteer to shop and deliver groceries during COVID-19)

Organization Name: Shopping Angels Canada
Opportunity Title: Become a Shopping Angel: volunteer to shop and deliver groceries during COVID-19
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Less than 6 months, 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: September 10, 2020
End Date: December 31, 2020

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
Opportunity Description:

Shopping Angels is a program designed to provide services to those populations deemed especially at-risk for the novel COVID-19 virus that is spreading throughout Canada. In addition to a Canadian branch, there are branches of Shopping Angels in all fifty states and Australia with close to 5,000 volunteers. To help ease the uncertainty, anxiety, and fear surrounding this pandemic, we are looking for volunteers to personally deliver groceries or other shopping necessities to those who may prefer to stay within the safety of their own home at no additional cost. To become a volunteer, please, fill out the following application: Once the application is received, a volunteer will be contacted by a volunteer coordinator and matched to a client that she/he will be aiding with grocery shopping and delivery. The volunteer then receives an email regarding protocol and the client’s address. From here, the volunteer will reach out to the client to coordinate a shopping trip and delivery! Volunteer Requirements: Please be aware that we are updating our volunteer standards to prevent transmission of infection. Volunteers must: be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent/guardian. not have been in contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19. have not traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days not display any symptoms of illness (major symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath) wear rubber/latex gloves or a substitute (i.e. gardening/snow gloves) practice social distancing and good hand hygiene   Guidelines/Recommendations: wear masks or alternatives (scarves, bandanas, etc.) when available find a partner to volunteer with (i.e. family member, friend) to ensure your own safety. You may take separate cars to maintain social distancing when appropriate! carry cash change (in increments of $1, $5, $10 bills and/or coinage). If clients are paying cash upon delivery, we want to ensure that they receive their items and only pay the amount on the receipt – with no extra delivery charges or fees. frequently check your temperature to verify a lack of fever before delivering to an at-risk client. For any questions and concerns, we can be reached at Sincerely, Shopping Angels Canada Team

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