Enjoy shopping, why not become a Volunteer Shopper?

Key information

We're on the look out for Volunteer Shoppers in the New Forest (especially the Waterside, Ringwood, Brockenhurst and Lymington areas) to help local people who are unable to get to the shops under present circumstances. Volunteering will normally be for just a few hours, generally on a day between Monday to Friday.  The number of hours or days you volunteer for is completely your choice.

The role itself

Volunteer Shoppers have the important task of doing the shopping for our clients across the New Forest.  Generally, you will be given a shopping list to take to the requested (or nearest supermarket), shop for the specified items and make sensible decisions when alternatives need be found.

Payment can either be made using a prepaid store card or voucher or, if you are happy to pay for the shopping, we will reimburse you directly to your account usually with a couple of hours.

Finally, the shopping is dropped off to the client and handed over on the doorstep observing safe social distancing.


To be a volunteer shopper you will need to be;

·         Enthusiastic

·         Friendly

·         Happy to travel in your local community

·         An excellent communicator and have good interpersonal skills

·         Patient and flexible

·         Able to undertake your role safely and effectively

·         To act in a non-judgmental way without discrimination


  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Mileage allowance paid, area travelled to be agreed in advance.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/06/2020

End Date: 11/06/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Times can be flexible to suit although we would anticipate the role to be Monday-Fridays only. Location: Your local community will be the main location but with possible travel to support people out of area, although restricted to the New Forest.

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