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Volunteer Driver


  • WHERE
    Ottawa, 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 Ottawa is looking for volunteer drivers to help deliver meals to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities. We are particularly looking for volunteer drivers who:

• have a valid driver’s licence
• have access to a vehicle with minimum liability insurance
• have or be willing to apply for a Police Record Check - Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Check (less than 12 months)
• can deliver a route on their own OR with someone from their own household (must also go through volunteer training)
• can commit to helping over the summer, at minimum
• can follow all new health and safety meal delivery protocols put in place due to COVID-19

NOTE: the Ontario Public Health COVID-19 self assessment recommends that those over age 70 years reduce their time outside the home.

All meals are now being delivered from our office located at 670 Albert St and being delivered in our catchment area. As things slowly open up, we will deliver from other partner kitchens as well.

Join our team and give back to your community. The volunteer commitment is flexible and is usually once a week. Volunteer training provided.

APPLY HERE (click on "Meals on Wheels"): https://communitysupport.covidresponse.ca/volunteer

* If you have already submitted a volunteer application through the Volunteer Ottawa website, there is no need to apply again. You will be contacted shortly and we thank you for supporting Meals on Wheels. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

MORE INFO:
• please contact Jessica via email volunteer@mealsonwheels-ottawa.org

Who You'll be Assisting

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Meals on Wheels/La Popote roulante

For over 50 years, Meals on Wheels, a not-for-profit agency, has been dedicated to providing nutritious hot and frozen meals, daily check-ins, and comfort with a smile in Ottawa. In addition to providing nutritious meals, this volunteer-based program allows members of the community to remain independent in their own homes. Daily visits from Meals on Wheels volunteers provide a security check and peace of mind to clients and families


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Who You'll be Assisting

organization logo

Meals on Wheels/La Popote roulante

For over 50 years, Meals on Wheels, a not-for-profit agency, has been dedicated to providing nutritious hot and frozen meals, daily check-ins, and comfort with a smile in Ottawa. In addition to providing nutritious meals, this volunteer-based program allows members of the community to remain independent in their own homes. Daily visits from Meals on Wheels volunteers provide a security check and peace of mind to clients and families