Good Neighbours Shopping/Prescriptions Volunteer

Good Neighbours Shopping/Prescriptions Volunteer


The Good Neighbours project recruits, trains and supports volunteers to carry out a variety of practical tasks commonly associated with those carried out by a ‘good neighbour’. The Good Neighbours project assists beneficiaries with their shopping and collection of prescriptions to help meet increased need in the community.

It is essential that people who are vulnerable or isolated from their community have access to essentials of food and medicine. If a resident is unable to shop independently or access home delivery, the Good Neighbours project can help. We are looking for volunteers that can help with collecting and delivering shopping and prescriptions for a beneficiary. This role will involve volunteers handling money and having direct contact with the beneficiary. 

About North Tyneside VODA

North Tyneside VODA supports volunteers and voluntary and community sector organisations across the borough of North Tyneside. We provide support, advice on training on a range of topics including starting and setting up a group, governance issues, charity law, funding, finance, involving volunteers and more.

What skills do I need?


  • ·        Collect and deliver shopping and prescriptions
  • ·        Collect and handle cash from the council or beneficiary
  • ·        Be flexible and understand that a person’s plan may need to adjust
  • ·        Refer to VODA for signposting if someone needs support in other areas
  • ·        Fill in a report on Volunteero to keep the Good Neighbours Team up to date
  • ·        Upload a picture of the receipt onto Volunteero or email it over to the team

To help us route your application appropriately, it would be helpful if you could answer the following questions in your application:

Do you have a current DBS check? This role requires a Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check as it involve direct contact with vulnerable adults as well as handling other people’s money. If you do not already have a valid DBS we will discuss arranging this for you.

Do you have access to a car? (please note, a car is not essential)

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  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • Older People


  • General Helping
  • Supporting Charities
  • Supporting people


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy (where relevant)
  • Written role description

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