GroceryAid is searching for volunteers to help with its welfare work.
If you have some time on your hands, enjoy meeting new people and have a full UK driving licence you should consider sparing just a few hours a month to help those in need. All volunteers receive professional training, regular support to help them carry out their roles, and paid expenses.
Cathy Mercer, the charity’s Welfare Development Director said: “We currently have 62 volunteer Welfare Assessors who work around the UK providing assistance to our beneficiaries. The feedback we receive from our beneficiaries is incredibly heart-warming and shows how much they appreciate the work our volunteers do. We’re extremely grateful for everything they do for us.”
The role of a GroceryAid Welfare Assessor is to provide a visiting service to beneficiaries and ensure their welfare is maintained. If you are a good listener, enjoy meeting people and would like a flexible voluntary position that fits around you this could be the role for you.
Welfare Assessors are the ‘front line’ of the charity and without their input GroceryAid would be unaware of the real needs of the beneficiaries. The recommendations of Welfare Assessors can often result in beneficiaries receiving basic household items such as fridges, cookers and beds as well as emergency grants to help with items such as leaking roofs or boiler repairs.
Welfare Assessor Linda Tizzard (retired, Waitrose) commented: “The opportunity to give my time has been priceless to me and I wouldn’t change this experience for anything.”
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this flexible and rewarding opportunity. You can also find out more on the GroceryAid website.