Meals On Wheels Drivers - West Neighbourhood House

Date Posted: 2022-12-29
Date Needed: 2023-01-03
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Primary Category: *Driving and Transportation
Type of Position: In Person – Flexible Scheduling

 

Description & Details
The Meals on Wheels Program offers healthy, affordable meals to seniors and people living with disabilities in the downtown West-end community. This service is an integral role in supporting independence and connection.

Deliveries are done in pairs. The volunteer Driver uses his/her own vehicle to deliver meals with a Runner. A detailed map is supplied of the route to be covered, with all stops clearly marked. A “MEALS ON WHEELS ” sign is used on the windshield to alert other motorists that a delivery is in progress. The driver may assist the “runner” deliver meals when possible.

Volunteer Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Friendly disposition
  • Review the route map
  • Drive the route
  • Return stacked empty trays to the Meals on Wheels lounge (reporting any that are missing)
  • Assist runner with any client information
  • Inform the Meals on Wheels staff at least three days in advance if unable to drive
  • Participation in volunteer related training workshops

Skills Required:

  • 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

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
  • Mileage stipend provided

Program Time:

  • Monday through Saturday: 11 – 2 pm *Greatest need: Wednesday and Friday

Volunteer Commitment:

  • Once a week (or every other week); flexible according to volunteer’s schedule
  • Minimum of 3-6 months
How to Apply / Contact

Please call 416-532-4828, ext 105 or email volunteers@westnh.org for more information. You can apply to be a volunteer by completing this application form:

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