Become a Volunteer
Volunteer for Calgary Meals on Wheels
Volunteers make Calgary Meals on Wheels the amazing organization it is today!
Volunteers deliver not only meals but also flowers, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, and invoices. Volunteer opportunities are not limited to meal delivery and include assisting with accounting, client services, volunteer coordination, fundraising, database, events, reception and various other projects that come along.
We appreciate the dedication and compassion our volunteers bring, so we hold special events throughout the year to say thanks. Volunteers also receive automatic membership in our society, although participation is not mandatory. The most important benefit of volunteering is knowing that you are building a stronger community.
We have more than 60 delivery routes throughout the city, so we rely upon the help of about 75 volunteers each day to help us deliver our meals. Delivery takes place between 11am – 1pm, so if you can donate two hours of your time, you can help make a difference! Ask us about our Adopt-a-Route program where your company, church, or service group can take turns delivering meals on an “adopted” route.
Requirements: Availability Monday-Friday 11am – 1pm, Reliable Vehicle, Alberta Driver’s License
There are numerous administrative projects that you can help us accomplish. From filling in at reception to stuffing envelopes to data entry, we could always use some helping hands around the office. Additionally, if you have a particular skill like photography, graphic design, accounting, etc. please let us know so we can match you with an opportunity to use your talent.
Requirements: Availability Monday-Friday 8am – 3pm, Reliable Transportation
Events come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re looking for a fun way to get involved every now and then, you could help us set-up fundraisers or man a booth at a wellness expo or help coordinate an event on one of our committees.
Requirements: Availability Varies, Reliable Transportation
Calgary Meals on Wheels is recruiting for causal relief meal delivery volunteers for the spring and summer months (with possible extension depending on volunteer’s availability).
Meal delivery takes place between 11am – 1pm, so if you can donate two hours of your time, you can help make a difference!
Requirements: Minimum 18 years of age. Must have own vehicle, able to climb stairs, lift up to 20lb, have a valid driver’s license, and willing to submit to a criminal records check.
Time Commitment: Twice a week to once a month depending on volunteer availability.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Calgary Meals on Wheels! Volunteering begins with an application. From there, we check your references and do a police background check. Once all the paperwork is complete, we provide orientation and training then match you to the volunteer opportunity that fits best with your interests and schedule.
If you are ready to get started, please fill out the online Application Form.
If you are interested in volunteering but want more information, please fill out the form below and we will contact you.