Volunteer to Shop
The House Call Groceries for Seniors program pairs volunteers seeking rewarding assignments that require just a couple of hours per week with local seniors who need a helping hand.
VNA volunteers are asked to shop weekly or once every two weeks on behalf of homebound seniors who live in their community. Due to safety concerns, limited contact between volunteers and residents is suggested. Contactless list pickup and grocery delivery is encouraged.
Scheduling is flexible and this is a perfect opportunity for homemakers, retirees and families seeking meaningful parent/child or parent/grandchild activities, as well as high school and college students looking for community service projects.
Volunteer Gail P. recalls, “When I saw the VNA’s request for grocery shopping volunteers in my church bulletin, I remembered my own father and decided to get involved. In his later years, he’d often wonder aloud how other elderly people who didn’t have a daughter to help could handle everyday tasks.”
“From day one, I’ve understood that the companionship associated with my visits is often as important as the groceries I bring.”
To learn more about becoming a grocery volunteer or to explore other diverse
volunteer assignments with the VNA, please call Rachel Enderle at (973) 451-4128 or
If you’re a homebound senior or you have an elderly loved one in need of assistance, call 1-800-WE VISIT to learn more about House Call Groceries for Seniors and other senior and caregiver services. A variety of free and reduced fee grant-funded programs are available to those who meet varied eligibility requirements.