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Volunteers are the heart of our organization. You have spent a lifetime acquiring skills. Come share them with us! To inquire about any of the positions outlined below,  please  contact us.

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Why Volunteer?

  • Gain valuable work experience.
  • Learn new skills while using present skills.
  • Share time, talent and expertise.
  • Meet new people and be an important part of a valuable team.
  • Gain personal satisfaction by helping others.

Meals-on-Wheels Volunteer Driver

Volunteers deliver nutritionally balanced meals and groceries to Edmonton area homes for people who, for a variety of reasons, cannot prepare adequate meals or shop easily for themselves. We also require drivers to deliver hot lunches to community groups . This position is available Monday through Friday, daytime hours.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 18 years of age. Must have own vehicle, be a competent driver, able to climb stairs, lift up to 20lb, valid driver’s licence, clean drivers abstract, willing to submit to a criminal records check and  carry liability insurance.

LOCATION: Depot Locations vary across the city.

TIME COMMITMENT: Once or twice a week for approximately 2.5 daytime hour shifts.

Kitchen Helper

Help Meals on Wheels prepare for 200-400 meals each weekday by chopping, peeling, dishing and packaging food, washing, baking and more.

QUALIFICATIONS: Volunteers must be at least sixteen (16) years of age, capable of standing for long periods of time, able to lift up to 20lbs and be comfortable using kitchen utensils such as knives, peelers and other sharp objects. Must be able demonstrate the ability to work with others.

LOCATION: Edmonton Meals on Wheels Production Centre, 11111 103 Avenue NW

TIME COMMITMENT: Flexible weekday hours between 6:30 am and 2:30 pm

Special Events Volunteer

Special Event Volunteers help at fundraising events to raise support and awareness for Edmonton Meals on Wheels. They may assist with every aspect of the event, including set-up, registration, auction support and guest relations. Two of our signature events are Big Wheels Delivers Meals in June and Grape Expectations in September. There are also other events through out the year to participate in.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Good organizational skills, excellent computer skills,  friendly and patient attitude, reliable, able to receive direction and work as part of a team.

LOCATION: Edmonton Meals on Wheels Production Centre and various venues throughout the city

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 – 50 hours

Marketing Assistants, Professional Services & Internships

We are often in need of a variety of assistance at our Central Production Centre, from filing and data entry to telephoning and maintaining databases. We need your expertise. Learn new skills and gain valuable experience in the areas of nutrition, social work and non-profit development. Ask us about our current opportunities and projects.

Holiday Events

Each year we mobilize community volunteers to deliver turkey dinners on Christmas Day in the Edmonton area. During the winter holidays, volunteers at local corporations and businesses lead gift drives and donate socks, slippers and personal care items for holiday gift bags. Volunteers assemble and organize the gift bags for delivery. Seasonal.

Cards & Holiday Placemats

During holidays and throughout the year, we invite schools to make cards and small crafts to send along with meals for our clients.

Alternative Measures/Community Service

Edmonton Meals on Wheels accepts members of the community that need to complete alternative measure hours.

QUALIFICATIONS: You must be 18 years of age or older and  have a minimum of 25 hours to complete. We will only accept specific charges for receiving these hours. Reasons steming from theft, assault or hard drugs will not be accepted.

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact us, stating your name, contact number(s), how many hours you have, and you received them.  You will be contacted for a brief interview.  Please give yourself ample time to complete this process.  You are expected to bring documentation from your lawyer or Alberta Justice regarding your alternative measures.

WHAT HAPPENS THEN? Once you are accepted at Edmonton Meals on Wheels, a letter is issued to Alberta Justice or your lawyer that you have been accepted to complete your hours.  This letter will not be sent before meeting you and accepting your application.  Once your hours are complete, the Operations/HR manager will send a second letter stating that your hours are complete.  It is your responsibility to bring the contact information to the interview.

Personal Information

Length of Time Commitment:
How did you hear about Meals on Wheels Volunteer Opportunities?

Volunteer Preferences

Please indicate your preferred days and times for volunteering with a ✔ in the appropriate box.
Volunteer Hours: Kitchen 6:30am–3:00pm. Drivers 10:30am–3:00pm. Please ask for details.

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Please indicate the volunteer opportunities that interest you. Check as many boxes as you like.
* Because of the vulnerable nature of the clients we serve, any applicant that may have a communicable disease is not recommended to apply as a Kitchen Worker.

Other Information

Do you have any conditions or limitations which require special accommodations?
Do you have a valid driver's license?
Do you own a vehicle?
Is your vehicle insured?

Declaration

I certify that the facts set forth in this volunteer application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that submitting my application does not guarantee my acceptance and I agree to participate in further screening to assist Edmonton Meals on Wheels in determining my suitability for any volunteer position. I also understand that any information I provide on this form will not be released to any other organizations or persons without my authorization.

I authorize Edmonton Meals on Wheels to contact the references I have provided in connection with this application. Initially or if necessary, over the course of time, I also agree to release my name and date of birth to the police department for security clearance purposes, and my emergency contacts if necessary. I consent to receive periodic correspondence, direct mail pieces and information in varying formats from Meals on Wheels.