Meals on Two Wheels Cyclist - West Neighbourhood House

Date Posted: 2022-03-18
Posted By: Cristina Tozzi
Date Needed: 2022-05-01
City: Toronto
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada
Primary Category: Accessibility and Disabilities
Type of Position: In Person – Weekdays
Description & Details

You will use your own bicycle with a hook up trailer provided by the agency to deliver meals. A detailed map is supplied of the route to be covered, with all stops clearly marked. A Meals-on-Wheels sign on the trailer will alert other motorists that a delivery is in progress. You would be responsible for delivering the meal directly to the client’s home and pausing briefly to talk and observe their general condition.

As a member of this team you will play a very important role in the lives of people who may have very limited contact with the outside world. Your friendly smile and genuine care for people in difficult circumstances will make a world of difference to those you deliver meals to.

 

Volunteer Duties & Responsibilities:

• Friendly smile
• Cycle the route and distribute the meals carefully, watching for special diets
• Pause to talk and observe the general condition of each person

• Review the route map
• Check to ensure all meals are in stack
• Return empty trays to the Meals on Wheels lounge (reporting any that are missing)
• Report back to staff with any observations and messages when finished

• Inform the Meals on Wheels staff at least three days in advance if unable to cycle

Requirements:

• Must enjoy working with people
• Must have an interest in seniors and disabled persons’ issues
• Must be friendly, reliable, patient, non-judgmental and non-discriminating
• Must have a bike and helmet
• Confidence cycling in the city
• Interview with Volunteer Coordinator
• Successful Police check
• Successful reference checks

Orientation, Training and Benefits:

• Staff provides orientation and training before volunteers are placed in the program
• On-going support provided by staff
• On-going training workshop opportunities and get-togethers provided throughout the year

Program Time:

**Currently looking for cyclists weekdays, specially Wednesdays and/or Fridays from 11am – 2pm, starting on May 1st, 2022

Volunteer Commitment:

•  Minimum of 3 months, 1 shift weekly or bi-weekly

How to Apply / Contact
Contact:

Volunteer Program
248 Ossington Ave
(416) 532-4828 ext. 105  Email: volunteers@westnh.org

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