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Meals on Wheels Volunteer Depot Driver

Organization: Meals on Wheels Ottawa - La Popote roulante

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 5

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Apr 30, 2018


The Volunteer in this position will review the delivery sheets and ensure the proper count and note any special meals for all clients on four routes.
The volunteer will transport the meals for these routes from The Good Companions Centre to the Olde Forge Community Resource Center for pick up by delivery teams.
Volunteers in this position will require their own vehicle large enough to transport the bags holding the meals for four routes. (minivan, SUV or wagon).
The depot coordinator will greet the delivery teams and assist them to load the bags into their vehicles.
In the event that a route is not picked up, the Volunteer Depot Coordinator should be prepared to deliver meals to the clients.
After all routes have left the depot, the coordinator will return the previous day s delivery bags to the Good Companions Centre.
Other duties as required.

Interested applicants who do not have a large enough vehicle may be able to use the agency vehicle.


Jill Dodd



Volunteer Opportunity Address
670 Albert Street, Ottawa ON K1R 6L2


Good for people interested in: Transportation of goods

You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
This position will provide the volunteer an opportunity to coordinate the various aspects of meal delivery to clients from the time meals are being packed until the delivery to the clients. It will give the volunteer the opportunity to develop organizational skills as well as interpersonal skills in working with delivery volunteers and clients.

How will the organization benefit?
Meals on Wheels will be able to deliver over 250 hot meal daily. Our delivery volunteers in the west of our catchment area will benefit from reduced travel time to collect the meals for the routes.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Groups; New Canadians; Seniors

Police record check required: Yes