Organization Details
Organization Name: Meals on Wheels
Address: 174 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg MB  R3C 3N2
Website: http://www.mealswinnipeg.com
Organizational Description: Meals on Wheels provides meals to those who are unable to obtain or prepare meals for themselves. While providing nutritious food is an important part of the Organization's services, the daily visit from volunteers is equally important to clients. For many of them, the volunteer visit is their only contact with another individual during the day and therefore eases the feeling of loneliness. For the families and friends of clients, they are assured that a trained volunteer provides meals to them on a regular basis giving them the confidence of security that their loved ones are provided for. These factors set us apart from the frozen food sections in grocery stores.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: We are looking for a dedicated individual to volunteer as a Dispatcher 3.5 hours, 1 day per week between 10:30 am to 2:00 pm, and to be available on short notice for extra shifts both weekdays and weekends. This is a compensated volunteer position, the honorarium is minimum wage per hour weekdays and minimum wage plus $1.00 on weekends.

At the beginning of the shift pick up the client information at our office, 174 Hargrave and then travel to a receiving dock at the Health Sciences Centre. Ensure that all scheduled volunteers pick up the client meals and route sheets. After confirming that all meals have been picked up, deliver a route of meals and return to Health Sciences Centre and wait until all volunteers have returned. Return all client information to the MOW Office. Weekend dispatching may require delivering meals from Concordia Hospital. A gas honorarium is also provided for each route delivered.
Skills Required: Vehicle in good working order.

Valid Province of Manitoba drivers license.

Ability to lift approximately 20 pounds.

Ability to work cooperatively with MOW staff and volunteers.

Ability to respect the confidentiality of the clients and volunteers.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Communication skills
Working as part of a team
Problem solving
Helping those in need
Age: 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Weekend
Every Monday from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm Ability to help with filling the role of other dispatchers when they are not available, this may include the occasional weekend.
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: General Populace
Organization will provide: Training/Orientation
Honorarium for mileage and compensation for dispatcher duties
How to Apply: Email: volunteer@mealswinnipeg.com
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2023
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