volunteer shopping programs

Volunteer Richmond Information Services works in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health to provide grocery shopping assistance to help seniors and others with long-term health problems remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Trained volunteers provide these services.

Shop-by-Phone

 

Volunteers fill orders placed over the phone from 9am to 12 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Safeway at Broadmoor (Williams & No. 3 Road). Safeway provides space for this program and subsidizes the grocery delivery fee. A referral is not required for this service.

Group Shopping

 

Volunteers assist clients (one-on-one) to shop at the Safeway at Broadmoor (Williams & No. 3 Road) on Tuesday mornings. Safeway subsidizes the grocery delivery fee. Clients complete the outing by having coffee or lunch together at the Pioneer Pub. Clients must be registered with HandyDart (604-575-6600) and referred through Continuing Health Services (604-278-3361).

Individual Shopping

 

A volunteer obtains a list from the client’s home, shops for the order and then delivers it to the client’s home. Clients must be referred through Continuing Heath Services (604-278-3361).

Personal Shopping

 

A volunteer escorts the client to the shopping facility of choice and assists with shopping. There may also be a social break. The volunteer then brings the client and their grocery items home. Clients must be referred through Continuing Health Services (604- 278-3361).


For more information, please call 604-279-7020 or email info@volunteerrichmond.ca.