COVID-19 Update

VO is recruiting and deploying volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19 in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark County and Renfrew County while ensuring proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Please see the intake portals for volunteers, for members, and for other agencies on our hompage. VO’s COVID 19 volunteer deployment program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Ottawa Community Foundation.

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Organization: Meals on Wheels Ottawa - La Popote roulante

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Weekends; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 50

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Dec 16, 2020


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 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.

Join our team and give back to your community. The volunteer commitment is flexible and is usually once a week for 2 hours. Volunteer training provided.

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


Jessica Neil


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


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

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

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes