How does Airdrie Meals On Wheels utilize volunteers?

  • Airdrie Meals On Wheels is operated entirely by volunteers.
  • Volunteers are needed to deliver meals within Airdrie on weekdays from 10am to 12:30pm (no weekends or holidays).
  • Volunteers are also needed to serve on the Board of Directors.

What qualifications do Airdrie Meals On Wheels volunteers need?

  • Have an interest in assisting seniors, persons with disabilities and persons recovering from illness or injury to remain in their own homes.
  • Age 18 or over.
  • Access to a vehicle and valid insurance.
  • Must complete a Police security check (paid for by Volunteer Alberta through Airdrie Meals On Wheels).

How often do volunteer drivers deliver meals?

  • Drivers volunteer based on their availability each month.

What volunteer orientation is provided?

  • Each prospective volunteer completes an application form, an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator, and a Police security check.
  • Each new volunteer accompanies an experienced volunteer driver on 2 delivery days.
  • A volunteer handbook is provided to each new volunteer.

What is a typical day for a volunteer driver?

  • Meals are picked up from the kitchen at 10:30am.
  • Meals are delivered to client homes (between 6 and 10 deliveries).
  • Empty meal bags are returned to the kitchen and the volunteer records the km driven and hours spent delivering.

How do I become a volunteer?

  • By Phone: Call 403-815-1400
  • By Email: volunteer-coordinator@airdriemealsonwheels.ca

How do I enroll a new client?

  • By Phone: Call 403-815-1400
  • By Email: client-liaison@airdriemealsonwheels.ca

 

Any other questions? Just call 403-815-1400