Neighbours helping neighbours.
Our volunteers are critical to our operations. Quite simply, without volunteer involvement our organization could not function. As a Meals on Wheels volunteer, you will be able to refresh your skills or learn new ones, meet interesting people, and increase your community contacts. Volunteers play an integral role at all levels of our operations including:
Meals on Wheels:
Drivers use their own vehicles to deliver meals and are asked to keep a log of their mileage in order to receive an income tax receipt at the end of the year. Delivery routes vary in length and have approximately 10 clients. Meals are prepared at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital and York Care Centre. Overall, the amount of time required to pick up and deliver the meals, and then return the insulated delivery bags to the depot is about 1 to 1 ½ hours (10:45 am to 12:30 pm).Wheels to Meals:
Wheels to Meals is a dine-out luncheon program that brings seniors together every Tuesday to enjoy a meal in a group setting. Tasks include driving clients to and from the luncheon, helping in the kitchen, serving meals, and the musical entertainment is also provided by volunteer groups.Office Support:
An extra pair of volunteer hands in our office is always appreciated. There are menus to be printed and organized, clients to be contacted, photocopying, shredding and folding to be done as well as any number of other ongoing tasks.Special Events:
Occasionally we have promotional and fundraising events where any extra help is greatly appreciated. You could be asked to help hand out brochures, sell raffle tickets, or perhaps participate at bake, craft, or yard sales.Member of the Board of Directors:
As a member of the Board of Directors you will be called upon to help guide the growth and development of Meals on Wheels of Fredericton Inc. while at the same time doing something valuable and meaningful for yourself. The commitment involves one meeting per month (usually lasting about 2 hours), and depending on your interest and expertise, you may be asked to join one of the board committees. Committee meetings generally take place once per month for one to two hours. Members of the Board of Directors are encouraged to become thoroughly familiar with the programs by occasionally volunteering as a Meals on Wheels driver and/or attending fundraising events. These commitments need not be any more frequent than is convenient for the volunteer.The time commitment for all volunteer roles is up to you. We would be happy to talk with you about the various roles and responsibilities, the time involved, or any other questions you may have.
*Please note: Meals on Wheels requires a clean Criminal Record Check and Department of Social Development Vulnerable Sector Check in order to be a volunteer*
If you would like to know more, please contact Debbie or Betty by telephone at 458-9482, or by email at email@example.com
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