Meals On Wheels Drivers - 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: *Driving and Transportation
Type of Position: In Person – Flexible Scheduling
Description & Details

Meals On Wheels – Driver
 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 months

How to Apply / Contact

Volunteer Program
248 Ossington Ave
(416) 532-4828 ext. 105


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