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Ready to Aid The Elderly?

Grocery Shopping/Community Errands

DURATION

1-2 hours

WHERE

In your community

WHEN

Volunteering is usually once a week for 2 hours, or once every other week for 2-3 hours.

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Volunteers 17 years old and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

During the COVID-19 crisis, we are advising all consumers to order groceries online. However, some consumers are unable to utilize online delivery services, and often there are large backlogs to ordering online. MABVI will connect volunteers who are willing and able to grocery shop for consumers. 

DESCRIPTION

Available to run a few errands for someone in need?  Volunteers will collect funds, purchase groceries, and deliver groceries in a contact-free way.


ITEMS NEEDED

Families will need to have a car.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

To be matched with a consumer, prospective volunteers must:

  • Complete an online application and choose from a list of tasks you are willing to help with, (volunteers can choose to help with more than one task)
  • Take a virtual training
  • Have a brief interview with the Volunteer Department Staff

WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
  1. Complete this form.
    1. Select "Family Volunteer"
    2. Let them know you heard about this opportunity through Project Giving Kids.
  2. You will be matched based on your location, etc.
  3. If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Maggio at amaggio@mabcommunity.org for Eastern MA (East of Worcester County) or Neejaa Edmonds at nedmonds@mabcommunity.org for Central & Western MA.
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