Edmonton Meals on Wheels exists because of the kindness of the community. Behind every meal is a team of volunteers that are driven by a shared belief; that age, mobility, disability, or injury should not dictate a person’s quality of life. These dedicated individuals work together to help senior, and homebound Edmontonians live happy, healthy, and independent lives. Without their support, the work we do would not be possible.
We rely on volunteers to ensure our operations run smoothly. In fact, all of our Delivery Drivers are volunteers – we have no staff in this role. We are currently short on Volunteer Delivery Drivers and are turning to you – our caring community - for help. This is an opportunity for you to touch on the lives of your homebound neighbors who rely on our services for their health and well-being. In this role, you will deliver more than just a meal. For many of our clients who live alone and often in isolation, your friendly visit will help them feel socially connected. You will create friendships with clients like Doreen, who refers to her volunteers as “the sunshine in my life”. By delivering healthy food, and by checking in on clients, you will give them a chance to remain living in their own home with independence and dignity.
You will make a difference in many lives, including your own. Just ask our current volunteers! When talking about her experience delivering meals, volunteer Candace says, “I love delivering meals to my regular route of clients. I have gotten to know them, and their stories and they make me feel so special and appreciated.” Candace belongs to the 92% of our volunteers who state their experience has been personally satisfying, life-enriching, and rewarding. For some, the best part about volunteering is seeing the happiness they bring to clients. For others, it’s being surrounded by a community of like-minded individuals. You too can experience the incredible impact of giving back by joining our team! We have openings available for daytime and evening Delivery Drivers, so you can choose which shift best fits your schedule. For information about becoming a Volunteer Delivery Driver, or to apply to become a part of our volunteer team, click here.