Alexandra Community Advice Network


TRANSPORTATION - DELIVERIES - Meals on Wheels Driver

Summary:

Meals on Wheels  provides a mid-day meal for those persons who are living at home and who, because of age, illness or disability, are unable to maintain their nutritional status.

Our aims are to  enable clients to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.

To promote independence by ongoing assessment and to withdraw the service when felt it is no longer appropriate. 

Eligibility for meals on wheels is through a referral from a General Practitioner, Social Worker or hospital.

Tasks:

To pick up meals from the Alexandra Community House

To deliver meals to the homes of intended recipients.

To engage in appropriate yet short communication with recipients.

To pass on any relevant information when need arises.

Time Commitment:

1130 weekdays pickup.  Several meals to be delivered straightaway, usually takes 30-45 minutes.  Rostered among many volunteers, each person has about 1 turn every 4-6 weeks.  Volunteers are also able to join the emergency list to replace rostered people that  are unable to do their turn.

Located in Alexandra

Skills required:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Must have access to own vehicle and drivers license.
  • Must be able to display appropriate manner and respect to recipients
  • Must be able to show initiative in passing on information regarding clients when need arises.

Skills gained:

Most drivers gain satisfaction from giving something back to the community and needy individuals whilst also engaging in a worthwhile activity for themselves.


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Morning
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon