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, 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.

Note: This form is for Calgary Meals on Wheels in Calgary, Canada.
To volunteer in the USA, please visit http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org

Volunteer Opportunities

We have more than 60 delivery routes throughout the city and rely upon over 66 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! Meal delivery drivers use their own vehicles to help deliver meals throughout Calgary. Along with the meals, drivers will also be tasked with delivering items such as flowers, presents and invoices. With five community depots throughout Calgary, there are multiple convenient pick-up locations for our drivers.

Calgary Meals on Wheels does offer a Gas Rebate program for those volunteers that deliver in their own vehicle. Once you are registered as a volunteer, please contact your coordinator for specific qualifications.

Qualifications: 18+ years old, complete the Calgary Meals on Wheels application process

Requirements: Alberta Driver’s License, clear police check, must have dependable vehicle, competent driver, reliable, able to climb stairs, able to lift up to 20 lbs., and have values that align with Calgary Meals on Wheels’ mission and vision including being patient and non-judgmental while working with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Time Commitment: Availability Monday to Friday 10:30am – 1pm

Location: Depot locations vary across Calgary

Prefer not to drive but still want to give back? Calgary Meals on Wheels relies on meal delivery couriers to help deliver, especially on our downtown routes. You will accompany one of our meal delivery drivers to deliver in locations where parking is unavailable or on routes that are larger in size.

Qualifications: 18+ years old (unless accompanying a guardian on route), complete the Calgary Meals on Wheels application process

Requirements: clear police check, reliable, able to climb stairs, able to lift up to 20 lbs., and have values that align with Calgary Meals on Wheels’ mission and vision including being patient and non-judgmental while working with people from a variety of backgrounds

Time Commitment: Availability Monday-Friday 10:30am – 1pm

Location: Depot locations vary across Calgary. Couriers utilized for downtown routes will have the option of selecting a preapproved pick up location if it aligns with the route they are matched to.

 

Other Positions Available

Did you know that Calgary Meals on Wheels partners with 14 corporate companies, churches, and community groups who help deliver meals throughout Calgary?

Calgary Meals on Wheels Volunteer Department works with a designated coordinator who schedules 1-3 volunteers weekly or bi-weekly to deliver in the community. Ideally, volunteers work in pairs to deliver meals. This provides not only companionship and team building opportunities, but it also makes the meal delivery process smoother and more efficient. The time commitment is approximately 1 to 2 hours, between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A group of at least 10 volunteers is recommended, as that allows each person to participate about once every 5 weeks. Sufficient numbers are required to cover absences and vacation.

Please note: If you are signing up with a group that is already part of Calgary Meals on Wheels, please ensure that you list the name of the group on your application (“Are you applying as an_____?” select Adopt-a-Route and enter in the group name).

Qualifications: 18+ years old, completed the Calgary Meals on Wheels application process

Requirements: Alberta Driver’s License, clear police check, must have dependable vehicle, competent driver, reliable, able to climb stairs, able to lift up to 20 lbs., and have values that align with Calgary Meals on Wheels’ mission and vision including being patient and non-judgmental while working with people from a variety of backgrounds. Training will be provided.

Time Commitment: As scheduled by the agency coordinator.

There are numerous administrative projects that volunteers 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.

Qualifications: 18+ years old, complete the Calgary Meals on Wheels application process,

Requirements: clear police check, reliable, able to climb stairs, able to lift up to 20 lbs., and have values that align with Calgary Meals on Wheels’ mission and vision including being patient and non-judgmental while working with people from a variety of backgrounds

Time Commitment: Availability Monday-Friday 8am – 3pm

This role helps create lovely bouquets that are sent out to our clients, alongside their meal. 3 times a year, our Flower Volunteers also help to create beautiful centerpieces for our luncheons. Flower Program runs Tuesdays 10am-12pm. No floral experience is required!

Qualifications: 18+ years old, complete the Calgary Meals on Wheels application process

Requirements: able to lift up to 20 lbs., and have values that align with Calgary Meals on Wheels’ mission and vision including being patient and non-judgmental while working with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Time Commitment: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm.

For those interested in learning more about potential group volunteering opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Manager at: volunteer@mealsonwheels.com for more information.

 

 

Please note that not all positions may be available at the time of your application submission. It can take up to six weeks to get you through the application process.

Getting Started – Volunteer Application Process

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Calgary Meals on Wheels!

Please click here to learn more about our volunteer application process with Calgary Meals on Wheels.

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