"Meals on Wheels Volunteer Driver"

Opportunity ID: 160

Organization Details
Organization Name: Meals on Wheels of Winnipeg Inc
Address: 174 Hargrave St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3N2
Website: http://www.mealswinnipeg.com
Organizational Description: Meals on Wheels is a not for profit organization which provides a home delivery program of nutritious meals to those in need of the service in the community. In partnership with the WRHA and independent care facilities, meals are distributed throughout the city. Meals are derived by dedicated volunteer.
We provide is more than just a meal. While the nutritious food is a critical part of the service we offer clients, the daily contact with a volunteer is equally important. Family members can rest assured that someone is quickly checking in on their love one. Meals on Wheels plays a vital role in helping Winnipeggers live independently and with dignity in their own homes.
Meals on Wheels rely continually on volunteer drivers and servers to maintain this vital service in the community. We welcome all interested volunteers.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: We require interested persons to deliver to seniors and other clients with mental or physical disabilities in their homes. Meals are picked up from 13 designated center throughout Winnipeg. Drivers can deliver alone or take a server along to assist them. This is a great opportunity for individuals or groups. An interview is required for the position, and 3 references are required.
Skills Required: Interest in helping others directly.
Reading and communication skills.
Physical ability to lift and carry c picnic cooler of approximately 10 - 12 pounds that contains the hot meals to your car.
Must have a valid driver's license and a vehicle for use.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Improved communication skills.
Problem solving skills.
Interpersonal skills.
Improved understanding of dealing with people of varying abilities and needs in your community.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Weekend
2hr time commitment 11:00am to 1:00pm weekday's and/or weekend's available. Scheduling is flexible. To view available routes and application forms please visit our website www.mealswinnipeg.com/volunteer/
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Training/Orientation
Gas Honorarium
How to Apply: Email: volunteer@mealswinnipeg.com
Phone: 204-956-7711
In Person
Online: www.mealswinnipeg.com/volunteer/
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2019
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