Volunteer Positions

Step up to the plate!

We need your help filling the following key positions (see details below):

  • Driver
  • Runner
  • Office Receptionist
  • Meal Services Helper

Note: You can fill more than one role!

Driver

Role: To transport the Runner (another volunteer who delivers the meals) in your own vehicle or agency’s vehicle and to deliver nutritious meals safely to clients’ residences.

Qualifications: valid Canadian driver’s license, adequate (recommend C$2,000,000) automobile insurance, safe driving record, access to a reliable vehicle, physical strength to carry meal coolers, reliable and punctual, a friendly, outgoing attitude and an interest in assisting older adults.

Time commitment: approximately 2 hours once a week for at least 3 months (approximately 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for hot meals and 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for frozen meals).

Note: gas reimbursement is provided.

Runner

Role: To safely deliver hot, nutritious meals to clients on your route; to provide a regular check on clients’ physical/mental condition; and to provide a safety check on clients.

Qualifications: a friendly, outgoing attitude; physical strength and stamina to manage large meal delivery routes; reliable and punctual; observant, vigilant and detail-oriented.

Time commitment: approximately 2 hours once a week for at least 3 months (approximately 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for hot meals and 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for frozen meals).

Office Receptionist

Role: To serve as the agency office receptionist. 

Qualifications: a friendly, outgoing attitude and an interest in office work; reliable and punctual; fluent English language skills; pleasant and clear manner on the telephone; a self-starter who can easily pick-up new tasks (this person must sign a pledge of confidentiality form)

Time commitment: approximately 4 hours a week for at least 3 months (morning and afternoon shifts are available).

Meal Services Helper

Role: To help sort and organize frozen food order and inventory.

Qualifications: ability to lift boxes weighing 15 pounds; attentive to details; basic math skills; ability to read and understand English.

Time commitment: approximately 2.5 hours a week for at least 3 months on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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