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Are you someone who loves to grocery shop and gets a thrill from finding great sales? This is an exceptional talent that should not go to waste! Have you always wanted to volunteer for Nature’s Nursery but just do not have the time to commit to a weekly schedule? Join our team as a Grocery Shopper! Nature’s Nursery patients have a wide range of dietary requirements! Volunteer grocery shoppers play an invaluable role by helping to ensure that our wild patients have access to the nutritious and delicious food they need to aid in their rehabilitation and recovery. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • You will be emailed a detailed grocery list compiled by our rehabilitation team 12-24 hours before your scheduled shop 
  • You shop with the grocery list and purchase required items in specified quantities. 
  • Upon finding all items on the shopping list, you will drop the groceries off at the Dutch Road facility and present Nature’s Nursery with your purchase receipts to be reimbursed via transfer, cash, or check 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • Access to a reliable vehicle 
  • Must be able to pay for grocery items up-front (to be later reimbursed); during busy season, grocery bills could amount to $300-400+ for one shop. 
  • Experience using price-matching grocery apps or grocery bargain hunting an asset 
  • Exceptionally reliable and detail oriented 
  • Be willing to adopt, support, and communicate the mission of Nature’s Nursery 

Time Commitment: 

  • Grocery Shopper volunteers are asked to sign up for at least 1-2 shifts per month to remain active. A minimum 1-year commitment (12-24 shops) is suggested. 
  • Grocery shopping shifts are flexible and can be done at any time that fits your schedule (must be available to drop off between Nature’s Nursery operational hours of 9:00am-5:00pm) 
  • Must be able/willing to commit enough time to travel to multiple stores if needed to find all required items. 
You must be 18 years old to volunteer at Nature’s Nursery. You may optionally provide other information if you choose.
You may optionally provide other information if you choose.
I understand - Please be advised that animal diets prepared at our facility DO CONTAIN NUTS. Please advise us if you have any allergies.
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I understand that handling wildlife is potentially dangerous because they are wild animals whose actions are unpredictable regardless of past behavior. If I should elect to handle animals, I assume all risks of handling animals including, but not limited to, being bitten, clawed, or otherwise injured.
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