As things slowly start to open back up and people begin to return to work, Meals on Wheels will experience a need for more volunteers. Some of our older volunteers may still need to refrain from volunteering and their return to delivering meals may be more gradual. Prior to this pandemic, many Meals on Wheels programs were in a critical shortage of volunteers and our Ottawa program was no different. At this time our recruitment efforts will focus on volunteer drivers only. This is a great opportunity for people who have time during the day to give back to the community. Before applying, please go through Ontario Public Health’s COVID-19 self-assessment to ensure your health and safety.
* Please note: if you have already submitted a volunteer application through the Volunteer Ottawa website or the Community Support COVID Response website, there is no need to apply again via the above link.
We have been so grateful for how the community has stepped up in this time of crisis to make sure our essential service has been able to continue. We are thankful to all those who are using the time, when their employment situation may have changed, to make sure our seniors and adults with disabilities are being cared for and provided nutritional support and a check in.
Note: This application is for Meals on Wheels in Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
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