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Meals on Wheels - Driver / Runner (COVID-19 Relief)


  • WHERE
    Bowmanville, ON
  • WHEN
    Mar 20, 2020 - Dec 31, 2024

COVID-19 notes:

  • We have relaxed criteria for posting volunteer opportunities due to the urgent need for COVID-19 Response. Volunteers are responsible for confirming the legitimacy of the group or organization(s) they are working with. Never hand over money or confidential information to groups looking for volunteers.
  • Please confirm that the organization you want to volunteer with can ensure your safety.

DESCRIPTION

Volunteers deliver hot or frozen healthy and delicious meals in Durham Region, while at the same time offering a security check on our clients’ well-being.

Benefits:
• Support the health, independence and well-being of our clients.
• Be a valued member of our team.
• Training and educational opportunities.

Time Commitment
• Weekdays (Monday to Friday).
• Between 11:00am to 1:00pm for 1-2 hours following an assigned route.
• Routes available- daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
• Flexible schedule- Regular on-going (ie. Weekly) or back-up
(ie. Monthly, couple times per month).

Responsibilities:
• Arrive on time to pick up meal delivery bags from meal provider.
• Deliver meals along an assigned route usually designed to be completed in 1-1.5hrs.
• Greet our client, offer a friendly greeting and observe our clients well-being.
• Assist our client with packaging and place the meal ready to eat, in some cases.
• If our client does not appear to be home, to call the office immediately.
• Follow safe driving practices.
• Wear your CCD name badge and display the CCD sign on your rearview mirror.
• Ensure your vehicle is in good working condition.
• Follow routine practices for infection control (Universal precautions).
• Work within your defined role with respect to confidentiality.
• Represent Community Care Durham in a friendly, professional manner.
• Report any problems or concerns to a staff member.
• Volunteer orientation and training required.
• Attend meetings and training opportunities.
• Become familiar with all Community Care Durham services.

Requirements and Qualifications:
• Sensitive to people with needs related to aging, physical ability and/or mental health.
• Able to work independently and as part of our team.
• Physically able to carry delivery bags (10-20 lbs.).
• Strong interpersonal skills and a helpful pleasant manner.
• Possess a valid driver’s license with regular access to a vehicle.
• A clean, well maintained vehicle in safe mechanical condition.

Who You'll be Assisting

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Community Care Durham

Community Care Durham (CCD) is a multi-service registered charitable organization providing a broad range of community support services for adults and their caregivers who have needs related to aging, physical and/or mental health. We assist our clients with services that support their independence, health and quality of life. In doing so, we help them remain in their own homes – where they want to live.


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Who You'll be Assisting

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Community Care Durham

Community Care Durham (CCD) is a multi-service registered charitable organization providing a broad range of community support services for adults and their caregivers who have needs related to aging, physical and/or mental health. We assist our clients with services that support their independence, health and quality of life. In doing so, we help them remain in their own homes – where they want to live.