Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers

Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers
The Meals on Wheels Volunteer delivers hot and/or frozen meals to the client’s home. This service provides nutrition to the senior or adult who is unable to prepare or obtain adequate meals. Helping the physical disabled, seniors, and chronically or temporarily ill clients is very rewarding. This program helps our clients to stay in their own home, be less dependent on their caregivers and assists those recovering from surgery or illnesses. You will play an important part in encouraging and bringing a smile to the clients you meet during your deliveries.
Location:  Owen Sound, Meaford, Thornbury, Wiarton, Lions Head, Tobermory, Sauble Beach, Southampton, Port Elgin, Kincardine, Hanover, Walkerton, Mildmay, Teeswater, East Grey area (Markdale, Feversham)
Time Commitment:  Shift  = Approximately 60 minutes starting at approximately 11:15 am
Volunteers are required to commit to one shift per week or per month. Discuss your availability with the program coordinator to find a time that is suitable for you.
Skills Required:
  • Genuine interest in assisting seniors and adults with physical disabilities;
  • Good listening skills;
  • Caring and friendly;
  • Reliable;
  • Must hold a valid Ontario drivers license and have your own vehicle.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Meal Delivery
  • Arrive at the Meal Source at the prearranged time.
  • If delivering with another volunteer, meet volunteer and pick up route sheet.
  • Deliver meals in the order they appear on the route sheet/book.
  • At the client’s home. Knock loudly and call out “Meals on Wheels”.
  • Place hot meals on client’s table. If delivering frozen meals, offer to place in freezer.
  • Retrieve empty tray and previous days’ dishes for return to Meal Source.
  • Check on client’s well being.
  • Report any problems or concerns encountered in carrying out duties to Home and Community Support Services of Grey Bruce.
  • Return empty trays and route sheet/book with your mileage
Additional Responsibilities
  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • Accept the Rights & Responsibilities of all volunteers of Home and Community Support Services of Grey Bruce as set out in the orientation manual.
  • Attend training sessions offered by the agency.
Reimbursement:  
  • Volunteer Drivers using their own vehicle will be reimbursed for mileage expenses according to the Board approved rate.
Screening:
  • All volunteers are required to complete a screening process including providing two personal references.
  • An introduction to the Agency & Training is provided
To Apply:  
If you are interested in joining our team of caring volunteers, please complete the Online Volunteer Form, or contact:
Home and Community Support Services of Grey Bruce
Suite 104, 340 10th Street East.
Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 6P7
519 372-2091 or 1-800-267-3798