Every year over 400 volunteers are needed to make our operation run smoothly, contributing more than 24,000 hours of service in central Ottawa.
Volunteers are the vital link in our service and add an immeasurable human value to the quality of what we do. Our screened and trained volunteers also provide a personal contact, a safety check, as well as an interested daily visitor.
Hot meals are delivered over the lunch hour between 11 am and 1:30 pm Monday through Saturday.
Frozen meals are delivered on Fridays between 9 am and 11 am east of the Rideau Canal and on Tuesdays between 12 pm and 2 pm west of the Rideau Canal.
We have kitchens across the city that provide hot food for our program. Volunteers can pick up the meals close to where they live or work!
Contact us to find out where your time and talents can be invested in our agency.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life. It takes a dedicated team of over 400 screened and trained volunteers to help feed our community. Here’s how to become part of the Meals on Wheels team.
“Everyone that I deliver to enjoys our service and loves the meals…and our smiles! The organization is amazing and it runs very very smoothly considering the amount of people we deliver to on a daily basis”
– MOW volunteer
Meal delivery volunteers usually work in teams of two. Drivers use their own vehicles and are paired up with volunteer servers. Servers do not need to have a vehicle. Cyclists use their own bikes and our MOW trailer.
We have opportunities for:
Our Board of Directors, individuals helping on various committees and special projects, as well as those serving as Ambassadors in the community round out our diverse and dedicated team of volunteers.
Here are our current opportunities. Contact us to find out where your time and talents can be invested in our agency.
In the Fall of 1968, Island Lodge (now Garry J. Armstrong Centre) offered to provide 24 meals each day and now has the distinction of being the longest serving meal provider.