Shopping volunteer cards for the NHS, Elderly & Vulnerable

Volunteer Cards

Not being able to get to the shops for your essentials is hard. Especially in the current situation. That’s why we’ve created the Volunteer Shopping Card, the cashless - and less stressful - way for people to help get the shopping in. Ideal for those who might be self-isolating, older or medically vulnerable, the Volunteer Shopping Card provides a contactless, safe and secure way to allow others to shop for them.

If you have to stay at home

The Volunteer Shopping Card is great because it’s easy to:

  • buy online
  • send to your volunteer or print and leave for them in a safe place
  • stay secure—no bank or credit card details are exchanged
  • be safer as you’re not handing over cash
  • Can be topped with extra funds online

If you’re volunteering

The Volunteer Shopping Card is ideal because:

  • you’re not exchanging cash
  • you’re still able to help, whilst minimising risk for you both
  • you don’t need to know the person’s bank or credit card details
  • you can use the card contactlessly in-store using a barcode

ASDA - The Volunteer Shopping Card can be bought easily online

It can then be emailed to the volunteer or printed out and left in a safe place for the volunteer to pick up

The volunteer then shops using the card, makes the payment using the barcode in store, and leaves the shopping in a safe place

So easy, so why not try it today! Get your Volunteer Shopping Card NOW 

Waitrose has launched an e-gift card to help NHS volunteers shop for elderly, vulnerable and anyone self-isolating during the Coronavirus crisis.

Those who are unable to leave and venture out to the shops can buy a volunteer shopping e-gift card online, which is then emailed directly to friends, neighbours and any volunteers to use on their behalf in Waitrose stores across the UK.

The card can be loaded with £10 denominations up to a maximum of £500. The voucher has been designed to help provide those most in need with a safe, contact-free way to get others to pay for their shopping, without having to take cash out or share any personal bank details.

Customers will also have online access to check the remaining balance of their e-gift card to keep track of any spending.

M&S –  We’re All in this Together E-Gift Card – a simple way for customers to provide payment without exchanging cash or their card.

Simply select the amount you need on your E-Gift Card based on your shopping list.

Add the E-Gift Card to your basket and checkout by signing into your account.

Enter your email address or your volunteer's - you will then receive a barcode, which your volunteer can scan at our self-checkouts in store. Alternatively, they can read the 30 digit E-Gift Card code to our colleagues at the till.


Once you have an idea of what shopping you need, you can order your e-gift card for the exact amount. We’ll email a link to the e-gift card to you and your volunteer. They can present this in store to pay for your shopping.


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