The Meals on Wheels service provides home-delivered lunch time meals to people who cannot reasonably manage to prepare nutritious meals for themselves. In Auckland alone, our volunteer drivers deliver around 128,000 meals per year.
Using their own vehicle, drivers collect hot lunches from a depot, then deliver the meals to recipients following the accompanying distribution list. Due to the relatively small monthly time commitment, volunteers for the service are asked to consider helping on an ongoing basis.
Requirements: We are looking for friendly and considerate volunteers who are sensitive to the different needs and vulnerabilities of the recipients.
A reasonable level of fitness is preferable as volunteers will be carrying hot meals from vehicles to many different types of residences (steps/stairs to be expected).
Volunteers must have access to their own vehicle. Petrol vouchers are available after a designated number of routes have been completed (or can be donated back to support the programme).
Time commitment: Meals are collected and delivered around lunchtime on weekdays (not weekends or public holidays). A shift will usually take between 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Drivers commit to delivering approx. one day a fortnight or a month.
A 12 month commitment is expected.
Getting started: The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.