Corporate or employer-supported volunteerism refers to a range of ways that corporations encourage and enable employees to volunteer in their communities.
The Corporate Volunteer program offers a unique opportunity for companies and individual employees to help deliver Meals on Wheels during the lunch hour.
Interested in joining our team of Corporate Volunteers?
This team delivers Mondays on a route out of the Riverside Campus.
“Meals on Wheels is a wonderfully run organization which provides much needed support to people who want to continue living independently but do require some care from the community. MOW gives you the opportunity to provide a warm meal and a friendly greeting to someone who may not be receiving this from anyone else. You may be their only contact for the day, this will leave you with a sense of appreciation for connection and community support.” – Brittaney Chivers
This team delivers weekly from different pick up locations.
“The experience has been both fun and rewarding. Giving back to the community always feels great, but I never realized how much you can impact a person’s day by something as simple as delivering a hot meal and asking how their day is.” – Nick Vacher
This team delivers Wednesdays on a route out of the Good Companions Seniors’ centre.
“As REALTORS(R) we all spend our days helping people. We help them buy and sell homes. Volunteering for Meals on Wheels is just another opportunity for us to help others. The smiling faces that greet us at every door we deliver a meal to, fills me with sunshine for the rest of the day.” – Linda McCallum
Challenge your employees or challenge your business partners and start a corporate fundraising team. Organize an event such as a golf tourney, boat cruise or simply a Friday jeans day. Your dollars and cents, helping others live independently!
For almost 15 years, Madat Kara of Prudential Town Centre Realty and his fundraising team have organized and run fundraisers to support Meals on Wheels. $174,000 has been raised to date. His team is comprised of over 20 individuals and companies providing in-kind and/or financial support.
Watch the CBC interview with Madat Kara and learn the reason behind his volunteerism.
“Scotiabank has been very pleased to participate by matching funds raised up to $5,000 annually as part of our contribution in serving as members of Madat’s fundraising team.” – Bruce Sergeant, PFP Community Manager
From Community & Corporate Perspectives on Corporate Volunteer Programs, A Win-Win Approach to Community Betterment© 2004 Canadian Centre for Philanthropy
We have delivered almost 4.5 million meals since our founding in 1968.