Meals On Wheels

Volunteer Roles

Kitchen Duties

As a member of our kitchen team, you are responsible for plating the meals according to our set weight charts in order to meet nutritional guidelines and packing the meals into the eskies ready for our delivery drivers. There is also some cleaning involved, including equipment returned to its appropriate place, to ensure we adhere to Food Safety Standards and maintain hygiene levels.

Driver and Delivery Assistant Duties

As a driver or delivery assistant, you are the ‘friendly face arriving at their door!’ Delivering the nutritious meals and a smile is what makes the difference for our clients. Please check your delivery sheet against the number of meals in your esky before leaving the Branch. You are also responsible for collecting client payments each week and reporting any feedback to your Branch Coordinator. We would appreciate it if you could clean your esky upon return to the Branch

Wellness Program- Individual & Group

As a volunteer with our social support services, you will be required to transport our clients to and from the venue and provide assistance during the activity if you are able to stay. We would appreciate it if you could ensure your car is clean and tidy.

Wellness Program- Hav A Chat

Newcastle Meals on Wheels offers a weekly phone call program to our clients, who may feel lonely- or just need someone to chat. Calls range from 10-30min in duration, and are designed to support our clients emotional wellbeing.

Catering Volunteers

As a catering volunteer you will work alongside our kitchen staff at our Catering Facility at Tighes Hill in the plating room, to help prepare, plate and pack our frozen meals. There is also some cleaning involved, including equipment returned to its appropriate place, to ensure we adhere to Food Safety Standards and maintain hygiene levels.

Corporate Volunteering – Great for the customers, your people & your brand!

Newcastle Meals on Wheels has the ideal model and program for organisations to get involved in corporate volunteering and we would be delighted to work with your organisation for a mutually positive experience that benefits our brands, the community and your people. Corporate Volunteers can participate for one or more days at any of our branches, either as individuals or in pairs, from plating meals, to delivering meals to assisting with wellness program activities.

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