Volunteer Positions

Meal Delivery Driver

Objective

to deliver meals to individuals who are elderly or disabled in their own home

Responsibilities

  • Pick up carrier of meals at the meal site.
  • Follow route directions, deliver meals to assigned homebound people.
  • Be friendly and cheerful-you may be the only person that they see all day
  • Return the carrier to the meal site.
  • Report to the program coordinator any problems, unusual situations or major changes obseved (health needs, safety conditions, sanitation, depression, confusion, ect..)
  • call coordinator if unable to deliver

Qualifications

  • Your own vehicle or use of a vehicle ( in some cases the route can be accomplished without a vehicle)
  • Valid drivers license
  • Valid auto insurance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Knowledge and observance of traffic rules and laws
  • Mandatory background check

Friendly, supportive and compassionate attitude

Time Commitment

  • Deliver once a week or as arranged by the coordinator
  • Deliveries are one hour between 10:45 AM and 12:45 PM on weekdays.

General Information

  • Orientation and training will be provided

Meal Packer

Objective

to pack meals for delivery to homebound senior and disabled clients by volunteer drivers

Responsibilities

  • Work with kitchen staff and Meals on Wheels coordinator to adhere to dietary guidelines
  • Have meals ready for delivery by 10:45 AM
  • Pack meals according to meal routes and in appropriate containers
  • Report any missing or damaged eqiptment
  • Do not handle food when sick
  • Observe food safety procedures and kitchen protocol
  • Call Meals on Wheels Coordinator when unable to do shift

Qualifications

  • Ability to stand for 2 hours
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to work closely with one other volunteer
  • Ability to learn and follow food safety protocol
  • Ability to work quickly, carefully and accurately

Time Commitment

  • Shifts are 2 hours once a week or arranged by the coordinator
  • All shifts start no earlier that 8:30 AM and are done by 11 AM

General Information

  • Orientation and training will be provided, prior to the 1st shift

Meals on Wheels Coordinator

  • Chris McAvoy – Executive Director  Tel: (802)257-1236  email: chrismcavoy@brattleboroseniormeals.org