Freshwell Seniors Delivery Helper
Would you like to help with weekly deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables to seniors in Hackney who are isolated or suffer from poor mobility? We have a van and driver, but need a few volunteers who can help our clients unpack and put away the produce and share a few moments with them. For many, the delivery is a highlight of the day and much appreciated. We would like you to share these moments and make our seniors’ day!
Volunteers help make up parcels of fresh produce and accompany our driver on deliveries. On occasions you will stay with the client for a little while to help unpack the delivery, sort out payments and maybe have a cup of tea! It’s a great way to meet new people and learn new skills!
Training will be provided, and all volunteers are CRB checked.
Hours required - minimum 4 hours, to be agreed.
Freshwell volunteers contribute positively towards their own communities, improving their sense of worth and identity, as well as the health of their family. Our volunteer program supports those who wish to return to work or seek more social interaction, and those who would like to broaden their skills. Freshwell provide training and external training opportunities. Volunteers are recruited from the communities in which we operate, and so reflect the cultural diversity of Hackney.
Location: Various locations throughout Hackney
Freshwell is the new brand name of East London Food Access (ELFA), which facilitates access to affordable fresh fruit and vegetables within Hackney. It was formed in response to the growth of where good quality fresh fruit and vegetables are no longer locally available at an affordable price to people living on low incomes. ELFA is a not for profit company limited by guarantee, driven by our aim to encourage local residents to improve their own and others health and well-being. ELFA supports and co-ordinates five food co-ops within Hackney.
Times you can volunteer: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday: Morning or afternoon
To apply for this opportunity, contact Les Moore