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
Benefits of volunteering
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 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
Interested in volunteering with Meals on Wheels? Give us a call today!
Contact the Meals on Wheels at (613) 933-3384 ext. 4263.