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Position:
1995 - 'Let's Do Lunch' Program Volunteer (55+) > 'In person' volunteering returns!
Organization:
Position Address:
Caledon, ON, Canada
Location:
Caledon

Goal

Caledon Meals on Wheels (CMOW) believes in and continues to build and sustain a community where individuals can enjoy healthy, independent and connected living at any age. Principally, we deliver meals (fresh/frozen/groceries) to residents 65 and older (living in Caledon, Bolton, Orangeville) who cannot independently provide for themselves due to disability or infirmity. CMOW also provides support through other programs intended to promote health and wellness. Our motto: 'Live Your Life!''Let's Do Lunch' - As seniors age, their worlds can become a little smaller, such that they may feel incresingly isolated. The 'Let's Do Lunch' program is an opportunity for clients to connect with volunteers (ideally, peers 55+) on a regular basis while eating a healthy meal together. Weekly lunch visits will take place in clients' homes, will be social in nature, and will foster new friendships, and sharing. Program goal is simple, direct, and meaningful: Reduce 'social isolation'.


Description

Volunteers will pick up CMOW provided meals (one for client/one for volunteer) from our supplier and take them to their assigned client.

Volunteers and clients will have lunch together/visit. Visits will last for approx. one hour every week.

> Paper work to be completed after each visit.

Cost of meal and mileage covered.

You are invited to apply through the CMOW website (see Social Media, below), or through Volunteer MBC, as a client with a 'profile' within its Referral System. Clients can click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' to send your name/contact information to CMOW in respect of this volunteering opportunity. After you apply, as a precaution, please monitor your 'Junk/Spam' email folders and leave space on your voicemail for communications from CMOW.


Benefits

Great learning opportunity for volunteers as there will be workshops/training sessions prior to the start of the program. If you would enjoy sharing lunch a senior, as you brighten his/her day, we would love to hear from you. Mileage for use of your vehicle will be paid.


Qualifications

  • You are at least 55 years old (an 'older adult')
  • Friendly, engaging, you easily converse in English (fluency in additional languages is welcome)
  • You hold a valid Class 'G' Ontario Driver's Licence, and you've access to a reliable, fully insured motor vehicle (see DESCRIPTION, above)
  • Your volunteering commitment is for 4 to 6 months, at least once a week, for at least 1 hour (see TIME COMMITMENT, below)
  • Available for TRAINING
  • Committed to following CMOW policies/procedures
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check and Proof of Vaccination required

SCREENING of applicants will be principally virtual/remote, unless otherwise advised (Telephone/Email/Online interviewing).

Min Age: 55   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required


Time Commitment
This is a Medium Term (4 - 6 months) commitment starting 2022-05-30
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Afternoon, Wednesday Afternoon, Friday Afternoon

WEEKLY: At least once a week over the lunch hour, for at least 1 hour (likely on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday). Volunteers will need time to pick up the prepared meals.


Training

TRAINING sessions (and workshops) will be scheduled prior to the start of the program: Mental Health; First Aid, elder abuse, and more (valuable learning opportunities).


More Details
Areas of Interest: Senior Support
Accessibility: Unknown, Not Accessible
Ideal for: Individuals, Older Adults



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.cmow.org
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caledon-Meals-on-Wheels/186306238170055?ref=tn_tnmn
http://@CaledonMOW
http://youtu.be/vU0pz-A_pPA


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