Airdrie Meals on Wheels is operated solely by volunteers. Whether delivering meals or sitting on the Board of Directors, volunteers are the heart of our organization.

If you have some time, and want to contribute to the community of Airdrie, let us know! We welcome new volunteers. If you can drive a car and have a friendly smile, or if you have skills to share, we want to hear from you.

Requirements:

  • An interest in assisting seniors, persons with disabilities and persons recovering from illness or injury to remain in their own homes.
  • At least age 18 years of age.
  • A vehicle and valid insurance.
  • A police security check (paid for by Volunteer Alberta through Airdrie Meals on Wheels).

 

Volunteers aren’t paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

– Anonymous

 

Meal Delivery Drivers:

Delivering meals to appreciative clients may become the most satisfying job you have ever had. By contributing to the well-being of appreciative clients, by offering a friendly smile, a simple “How are you? Nice to see you again.” and delivering a nutritious meal, our volunteers receive as much as they give.

As a volunteer driver, you set your own schedule. Meals are picked up at 10:30am, in Airdrie, and then delivered between 10:30am and 1:00pm, in Airdrie. Then the empty meal bags are returned to the kitchen. Two or three volunteer drivers are required per day, so you can see how important our volunteers are to us.

There is no meal delivery on weekends or holidays.

Board of Directors:

If you would like to help Airdrie Meals on Wheels thrive and grow with our community, give us a call. Computer skills, website knowledge, writing skills, or just some great ideas are always welcome on our board. A few hours of your time each month is all that’s needed.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us:

By Phone
403-815-1400

By Email
volunteer-coordinator@airdriemealsonwheels.ca

 

Join us today and make a difference in the lives of so many.

 

Volunteer Testimonials

As a new volunteer I am really impressed by the number of clients helped by providing meals. The group of volunteers themselves provide such a service and are so dedicated! Everything is so well managed by Meals on Wheels and Cedarwood with completing all the orders in such a timely and accurate manner! Although I am new here, I really hope to make a difference as all of you are. For the most part, you are unsung heroes to all those clients that would be unable to remain in their homes without this assistance!! I seriously never thought of the service you all provided until I decided to begin volunteering and found your ad in the Scoop! I am so happy I followed up! – A.M.

Volunteering has allowed me a feeling of enrichment. Actively making a difference for people fills a part of us that remains empty without purposefully filling it. Many times, we don’t realize it’s empty until we start to fill it. The people I’ve met, understanding the difference I can make for them, and knowing I’ve truly helped has been an experience I am so thankful for. – M.C.

I’ve always wanted to volunteer, but with a job and a son to raise, I had little time to do so.  Now that I’m retired, I am discovering the satisfaction gained from feeling a part of a community and doing some good for others less fortunate.  Volunteering provides this satisfaction, keeps me busy and it’s a great way to meet new friends.  I highly recommend it!  – S.D.S.

I volunteer because I can give back to this great community. It makes a difference to the lives of others, and I feel like a valued part of the Team. I also find it relieves stress, and I make new friends and relationships. – T.E.

I first decided to volunteer with MOW because I felt like I wasn’t doing enough. I have the opportunity to help people over the phone for my job, and now thru volunteering with MOW, I have the opportunity to be hands on and a part of someone’s day. Interacting with them and seeing their smiling, grateful faces each time is such a blessing. – R.K.

Volunteering for Meals on Wheels is a very meaningful part of my life. I feel so blessed to live in Airdrie, but recognize that some people in our community may be facing challenges where getting groceries and cooking are very difficult for them. Knowing that I can be a part of providing healthy, well rounded and affordable meals as a way to prevent illness or help in someone’s recovery is extremely gratifying for me. – T.M.

Delivering Meals On Wheels helps me give to people whom otherwise cannot get out to buy their own groceries.  I gain a satisfaction of helping people and meeting new friends. – C.H.