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Volunteer Driver (weekday) Hot Meal Program


Organization: Meals on Wheels Ottawa - La Popote roulante

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 50

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Aug 31, 2021


Deliver nutritious meals, a caring contact and peace of mind to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities.

Meals on Wheels Ottawa is looking for volunteer drivers across our delivery area of central Ottawa.

Volunteer drivers should:

• have a valid Driver’s License
• have access to a vehicle with minimum $1M 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 household (must also go through volunteer training)
• can commit to helping over a few months, 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.

Meals are delivered from our office located at 670 Albert St as well as other partner kitchens throughout central Ottawa.

There are multiple volunteer shifts available throughout the week. Each shift takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Shifts have staggered start times between 10:50 and 11:30 am

Time Commitment:
The volunteer commitment is flexible and is usually once a week for 2 hours. Some volunteers also help out bi-weekly or on an “on call” basis.

Due to COVID-19, we are providing online training only. This training take approximately 1 hour. You will be contacted about training after signing up.

Please note: if you have already submitted a volunteer application through the Meals on Wheels website or the Community Support COVID Response website, there is no need to apply here too. You will be contacted shortly and we thank you for supporting Meals on Wheels. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

For more info please email volunteer@mealsonwheels-ottawa.org


Jessica Neil



Volunteer Opportunity Address
670 Albert St. Ottawa, ON. K1R 6L2


Good for people interested in: Health Care; COVID-19 Light Touch Volunteering; Transportation of goods

You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (19-24 years); Seniors

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes