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Opportunity Details

Senior Services, Health & Wellness
Low-income communities, People with Disabilities, People with Health-based Concerns
Administrative Support/Clerical,Hotline/Information Center Support,At Home Volunteer

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Skills: Customer Rel. / Front Desk / Reception, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Support Seniors as a Dispatcher for Grocery Shopper Program

Many seniors and people living with disabilities are unable to go grocery shopping due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. These individuals rely on the kindness and generosity of volunteers in our community. Volunteer shoppers donate their time to shop and deliver groceries.  Our volunteer dispatchers piece the whole puzzle together by matching seniors’ needs with shopper availability.
-Our dispatch desk is open Monday-Friday
-Dispatchers take one or more 3-4 hour shifts a week depending on their availability 
-We ask that our dispatchers commit to 3 months of volunteering
-Answer calls and emails to facilitate matches between seniors and volunteer drivers
-Explain how our program operates to new volunteers
-Record all ride assignments
-Patient, kind, and organized
-Eager to help seniors
- Dispatchers will need reliable transportation method
-Willingness to learn new computer programs
-Program training and overview with staff 
-Volunteers will receive ongoing training and support
-Volunteering is good for your health!
-Decreased levels of stress, a lower risk for depression
-Satisfaction of making a difference in your community and in the lives of others

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Learn more about the Grocery Shopper Program here!

You can also contact or (831) 427-3435
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Volunteers needed through 2/28/2021

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Contact the Volunteer Center

1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5070

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