Edmonton Meals on Wheels
"I've had a pretty rough time the past 2 years. Seeing the appreciation from the people EMOW serves has helped recharge my soul. It's helped me realize that I can make a difference in the world." - Jay, volunteer

Volunteers

URGENT: Evening and weekend Kitchen Helper volunteers needed!

Evenings: 5:00PM -9:00PM

Saturday/Sunday: 11:00AM - 3:00 PM

Volunteers are the heart of our organization. You have spent a lifetime acquiring skills. Come share them!  If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

Thank you for considering a volunteer job at Edmonton Meals on Wheels.  As an essential service, we pride ourselves in being a healthy team working together in a safe environment.  When you join our team, you will join others who are committed to safely helping to protect the health of staff, volunteers and clients. The recent spike of COVID-19 infections can be worrisome, especially for our clients as they are generally high risk of catching COVID.  We must all continue to work together to flatten the curve.  As Mayor Don Iveson said:   “The city is asking residents to continue to be diligent and follow all public health guidelines, including good hand hygiene, adhering to gathering restrictions, maintaining physical distancing and wearing a face covering or mask.”

*EMOW thanks all interested applicants for their time and reserves the right to decline applicants which are deemed not a suitable fit. 

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Once submitted, a Meals on Wheels staff member will contact you regarding next steps. You could be joining a great team of generous Edmontonians, who all work towards improving food security among our homebound neighbours. Read more about some of our current volunteers here.

Volunteer opportunities available for groups including; corporate, sports teams, and high school clubs – any group qualifies! Various shifts and roles available. Please email  us for more information. 

Meals-on-Wheels Volunteer Driver

Volunteers deliver nutritionally balanced meals and groceries to people from Edmonton and area who cannot prepare adequate meals or shop easily for themselves.  

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 18 years of age. Must have own vehicle, be a competent driver, able to climb stairs, lift up to 20lb, have a valid driver’s license, and be willing to submit to a criminal record check. Volunteer Delivery Drivers must have a non-judgmental attitude, be patient, reliable, and enjoying working with people from a variety of backgrounds.

LOCATION: Various routes and depot locations across the city.

TIME COMMITMENT: Once per week to twice per month depending on volunteer availability.

Chef's Choice® Daily Meal deliveries occur Monday – Friday, 10:30AM to 1:00PM. Length of delivery time depends on the size and location of the route. Average delivery route takes less than two hours.

Frozen meal deliveries are Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 4:30 and 7:00 pm. Shift time varies depending on size and length of route, but the average route takes less than two hours.

Mileage reimbursements are provided to Volunteer Delivery Drivers for the kilometers driven while on shift.

Edmonton Meals on Wheels can accommodate corporate/group volunteers for this position too. Please email emow@mealsonwheelsedmonton.org for more information.

Kitchen Helper

Help Edmonton Meals on Wheels prepare over 700 meals each weekday by chopping, peeling, dishing and packaging food, baking, and more.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 16 years of age, able to lift up to 15lbs and be comfortable using kitchen utensils such as knives, peelers, and other sharp objects. Must demonstrate the ability to work with others.

LOCATION: Edmonton Meals on Wheels Commercial Kitchen, 11111 103 Avenue NW

TIME COMMITMENT: Shifts available Monday to Friday 8:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 5:00PM, 5:00PM - 9:00PM and Saturday/Sunday 11:00AM - 3:00PM.

We will gladly accommodate corporate/group volunteers as Kitchen Helpers. Please email emow@mealsonwheelsedmonton.org for more information.

Meals on Wheels Grocery Shopper

Volunteer Grocery Shoppers buy, deliver and shelve groceries for low income and homebound people who cannot shop for themselves. Each volunteer is matched with a client in a preferred location of the city.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 18 years of age. Able to climb stairs, lift and carry up to 25lb, physical ability to stand, walk, and reach for items while shopping. Volunteers are also required to submit a criminal record check, have a valid driver’s license, vehicle, and valid and suitable insurance. Volunteer Grocery Shoppers must have a non-judgmental attitude and be friendly, reliable and patient.

LOCATION: Locations vary across the city

TIME COMMITMENT: 2-3 hours, one day a week or three times per month for a duration of twelve months or more. Shifts will be arranged directly with clients.

Mileage reimbursements are provided to Volunteer Grocery Shoppers for the kilometres driven while on shift.

Timing of the visit and shopping details are arranged by the client and their volunteer. Volunteers may be asked to help with putting groceries away, opening bottles, boxes, reaching objects, etc.

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