Red Cross Meals on Wheels Driver - Avondale

Our Meals on Wheels service supports older, ill, and disabled people living at home who would otherwise struggle to provide healthy meals for themselves. We need volunteers keen to deliver hot meals and a friendly chat, to people in need across New Zealand.

We're looking for friendly volunteer drivers to join one of our seven Avondale depot volunteer teams Emu, Jade, Kaka, Kea, Ruby 1 &2 and Tui.
Meals from Avondale depot are delivered to Avondale, Waterview, Mt Albert, New Windsor, Blockhouse Bay and Mt Roskill.
We need seven volunteers each weekday.

Shifts start and end at the meal pick-up point on Rosebank Road in Avondale. Meal pick-up time is 12:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Your tasks are to pick up chilly bins containing meals in your car, deliver meals to people and have a brief chat at the door, return chilly bins to the depot and go home feeling good that you’ve helped someone out today.

Petrol vouchers are available after a designated number of routes have been completed (or can be donated back to support the programme)
Contact your Meals on Wheels coordinators for more information.


Min age 18 years. Training 4 to 8 hours. Valid driver's licence. Vehicle with valid registration (rego) and warrant of fitness (WoF).

Two character references. You’ll need to be a friendly person who has their own car and a full driver licence. We’ll train you in how to carry out the role and you’ll be supported by Red Cross volunteers or staff members.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

Meal pick-up time is 12:00pm Monday to Friday.

A shift usually takes 60-90 minutes to complete. Most of our drivers deliver meals once a week every two weeks, however shifts are flexible.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by applying directly to the organisation. You will then be able to find out more about the role and how to proceed.

Ref: 5637

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