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Meals On Wheels Volunteer Driver


  • WHERE
    Toronto, ON
  • WHEN
    Ongoing

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

Meals on Wheels is primarily a nutrition program with therapeutic, preventative and social components. The service involves the safe and efficient delivery of hot and frozen meals to persons who are unable to attend to their own nutritional needs. These clients include the elderly, disabled, chronically ill and/or convalescent. Referrals to other services, safety checks and friendly contacts are desirable components of the program. Meals are delivered by volunteers and when volunteers are not available, staff assist.

Under the supervision of the supervisor or designate, the volunteer will assist in the organization of effective delivery of the MOW program in collaboration with other volunteers, staff and stakeholders.

Health and Safety Measures:
- Contactless Delivery
- COVID-19 Health and Safety Practices Training

Service Responsibilities:
- Report to the Sunnybrook Hospital Meals on Wheels office by 10:30 a.m. to gather instructions for delivery of meals to clients on route and noting any special instructions for the day (e.g. no bread)
- Deliver meal to 5 to 8 seniors each shift. Our service area is Mid-town Toronto
- Some bending and/or lifting required
- Chat briefly with clients and monitor clients’ well being while maintaining a physical distancing
- Be familiar with COVID-19 Health and Safety procedures
- Promptly report client absences or if you notice any changes in the clients’ well being to Meals on Wheels Co-ordinator

Time and Commitment
- Opportunities are available Monday, Tuesday and Friday
- Typical meal delivery time from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
- Volunteer can choose one or two shifts, 2 to 4 hours per week
- Consider a two-month commitment

Qualifications:
- Valid driver’s license and appropriate insurance
- Access to a vehicle
- Satisfactory drivers abstract
- Satisfactory Police Records Check
- Interest in community based social service and/or food services to an older adult population
- Ability to demonstrate good judgement and tact

Interested in applying?
Email to volunteer@sprintseniorcare.org and indicate that you found out about this opportunity on "Spark Ontario".

Who You'll be Assisting

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SPRINT Senior Care

We are committed to providing exceptional care and quality services that enable seniors to live at home and their in their communities.


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Who You'll be Assisting

organization logo

SPRINT Senior Care

We are committed to providing exceptional care and quality services that enable seniors to live at home and their in their communities.