It’s not only clients whose lives are enhanced by Meals on Wheels. People who give time to Meals on Wheels say volunteering has added a new dimension to their lives. The satisfaction of doing something practical yet personal is a reward in itself.
Volunteers are crucial to the operation of every Meals on Wheels organisation. They drive the cars and deliver the meals and other food services to clients, as well as helping run the service by serving on the management committee. The committee receives government funding for the running of the organisation at the local level and is responsible for its governance.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation and we depend so heavily on their support. As at September 2017, we have over 70 volunteers but we are looking to grow this to over 100 to help support our programs and the growing number of clients in our local government area.
Types of Volunteer Activities
Becoming a Volunteer
New volunteers receive an induction and ongoing training. Also experienced volunteers are often happy to share some of their experience and advice.