Search

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Meals on Wheels Drivers needed

Posted by

Minuteman Senior Services


New
|
Published 5 months ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week

Volunteer Meals on Wheels Drivers needed

Make a difference in the lives of seniors!

The homebound elders served by Minuteman Senior Services Meals on Wheels program are especially in need of access to nutritious meals. Our Meals on Wheels Drivers deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors Monday - Friday. The Meals on Wheels Program is one of many programs Minuteman Senior Services offers to support seniors who want to age independently within their own homes and communities. 

As a Meals on Wheels Driver, you will do much more than deliver a meal -- you will provide a friendly contact that will brighten the lives of homebound seniors. Drivers serve as our eyes and ears, often reporting health and well-being concerns before they become a crisis.

You will see many smiling, grateful faces among the seniors on your route.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Meals on Wheels Drivers are responsible for ensuring nutritious meals are delivered to elders and disabled adults in Woburn, and building relationships with these consumers to ensure they are well and safe.  

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Report to the Woburn Council on Aging at 144 School Street. Be sure you have the correct number of meals (entrée and cold pack) and verify your route since there may have been changes since last delivery.
  • Deliver meals in Woburn to homebound seniors and disabled adults. Assist with setting up meals as needed (opening cartons, cutting meat, etc.) 
  • Make sure that temperatures of food are maintained. Return delivery equipment to the Woburn Council on Aging, and clean out materials. Notify the Dining Coordinator you’ve returned and report on any consumer concerns.
  • Distribute menus to consumers monthly. Deliver special notices when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Current driver's license, reliable car, and private automobile insurance coverage.
  • A willingness to drive in inclement weather, including snow.
  • Ability to lift bags/coolers weighing a maximum of 35 lbs.
  • Must be sensitive to the needs of older and disabled adults.

Program Operates Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Choose one or more days a week.

We will reimburse you for work-related mileage.


Make a difference in the lives of seniors!

The homebound elders served by Minuteman Senior Services Meals on Wheels program are especially in need of access to nutritious meals. Our Meals on Wheels Drivers deliver nutritious meals to…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location

Location

Veterans Memorial Senior Center (Woburn Meal Site)

Woburn, MA

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite volunteer opportunities and get email alerts when new ones are posted.