Make a difference by becoming a volunteer for isolated and vulnerable seniors seeking to continue to maintain independent living.
The Senior Shopper Program provides grocery shopping to home bound seniors who have been referred to JFS by the Somerset County Office on Aging.
JFS Senior Shopper Program volunteers are screened, trained, and matched with seniors who are not able to grocery shop for themselves, based on availability and preferences of the volunteer for geographic location and time commitment.
Expectations of Volunteers:
Complete all required paperwork at time of enrollment
Assist with unpacking groceries based on senior's need for assistance
Complete a monthly log of service hours and submit to JFS
Benefits of Volunteering:
Ease the stress and burden of grocery shopping for a senior in the community
Reduce feelings of isolation by being a friendly visitor for a senior
Flexible hours and in geographic area that fits your needs
Seniors participating in the Senior Grocery Shopper Program gave this feedback:
“My volunteer has been a godsend. A true angel. She has been tremendously helpful.”
“It's unbelievable how wonderful the people at JFS are. Thank you for being so helpful.”
“I am very satisfied with the shopper I have. She does her very best to please me.”
“This service has been a good gift. The lady who does this job is very patient and helpful. Thank you.”