Skip to content

Meals on Wheels

Volunteers


Make Someone's Day. Volunteer!

Every year over 250 volunteers are needed to deliver meals to our recipients.

Volunteers are the life link to our recipients who are frequently unable to experience the world outside their homes.

The bright smiles and friendly greetings received by delivery volunteers are as nourishing as the meals.


Facts about volunteering for Meals on Wheels

  • Volunteers deliver in teams of two - a driver and a helper
  • Training is provided
  • Drivers use their own vehicles for meal delivery and mileage cost is reimbursed
  • Meals are delivered Monday to Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Volunteers deliver once a month or as often as they wish.
  • Flexible schedules are available
  • Seasonal volunteers are welcome
  • Corporate groups and clubs are welcome


Benefits of volunteering

  • Enhance someone's quality of life
  • Be connected to your community
  • Help your neighbor
  • Meet a variety of people
  • Support independence
  • Socialize with other volunteers
  • Be appreciated by recipients
  • Flexible schedules

 

Volunteer Eligibility

To be eligible to provide services to the Meals on Wheels program, volunteers must meet the following criteria to ensure quality of service to clients.

1. Interview and Orientation
Volunteers must be interviewed by Coordinator of the Meals on Wheels program to be assessed for eligibility and appropriateness to participate in the program, to receive orientation on the history and purpose of the Meals on Wheels program and the Glen Stor Dun Lodge and to be briefed as to their responsibilities upon acceptance into this program.

2. Application form
Volunteers must complete an application form.

3. Confidentiality Agreement
Volunteers must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement at the time of registration into the Meals on Wheels program.

4. Valid Drivers Licence (for drivers only)
Volunteer drivers must be prepared to produce a valid drivers liccence for use in the Province of Ontario.

5. Insurance Coverage
Volunteer drivers must have adequate motor vehicle liability insurance. As guideline, liability, bodily injury and property damage coverage of one million dollars may be considered as adequate.

6. Police Records check
Meals on Wheels requires all potential volunteers to obtain a police records check and vulnerable sector screen. Potential volunteers must agree to present themselves to the Cornwall Police Station for this procedure. All information obtained will be kept confidential.


Corporate Volunteering

Corporate or employer-supported volunteerism refers to a range of ways that corporations encourage and enable employees to volunteer in their communities.

The Corporate Volunteer program offers a unique opportunity for companies and individual employees to help deliver Meals on Wheels during the lunch hour.

How the program works:
An individual employee becomes a corporate delivery team leader and acts as liaison with Meals on Wheels. He or she coordinates 2 co-workers to deliver between 11: 00 a.m. and 1 p.m. to a specific route weekly or bi-weekly.

Benefits of Corporate volunteerism

  • Happier, more satisfied employees
  • Employees can develop new skills
  • Enhanced loyalty, satisfaction and retention
  • Higher levels of team spirit and cohesion among employees
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased visibility and exposure
  • Enhanced public awareness of the organization
  • Improved relations with clients

 

Sign up today!

Interested in volunteering with Meals on Wheels? Give us a call today!

Contact the Meals on Wheels at (613) 933-3384 ext. 4263.

 

Cornwall